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In the shadow of the majestic Tuscan hills lies Casanova di Neri, a renowned winery where tradition blends harmoniously with innovation. The estate was founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri and is now run by his son Giacomo, who has inherited the same love of wine and terroir as his father. Here, every bottle is a reflection of the year it was produced, and bears witness to a relentless quest for quality and authenticity.
Cerretalto 2012 from Casanova di Neri is a Tuscan wine that stems from a terroir terroir perched on the gentle slopes of Montalcino. The vineyards are situated at an altitude of between 250 and 400 metres, benefiting from the complex interaction between the microclimate and the soils composed of clay-limestone marl.
Winemaking and ageing
The grapes were harvested by hand at the end of September and beginning of October, followed by sorting before and after de-stemming. Spontaneous fermentation, without the addition of yeast, and maceration assisted by frequent pumping over, took place in wooden truncated-cone vats at a controlled temperature for 29 days. After 36 months in barrel, this Brunello di Montalcino wine was aged for a further 24 months in bottle.
The wine has a deep ruby colour.
Strikingly complex, the nose reveals refreshing mineral notes, complemented by fragrances of red fruit, chocolate, liquorice, citrus fruit and a touch of smoke.
Full-bodied and dense on the palate, with a rich tannic structure enhanced by fine finesse. The lingering finish has a lively, acidic structure.
For the best tasting, this wine should be served at between 16 and 17°C. It is also recommended to open the bottle at least 3 hours before tasting.
Food and wine pairing
Cerretalto 2012 de Casanova di Neri pairs perfectly with grilled red meat, hard cheeses or truffle-based dishes.
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