Modern by definition but undeniably Montalcino and Brunello in every way, Casanova di Neri has a gorgeous selection of wines heading in the market in early 2021, from the 2016 Brunellos to the 2015, late-release Cerretalto. The winery is located in the northeastern section of Montalcino, yet it tends seven different and distinct vineyards throughout the region to be able to create a balanced yet unique wine from vintage to vintage. The 2016 “White Label” Brunello is a wonderful example of this balance, once again ranking high in its peer group. Whether you consider your palate for Brunello to be international or traditional, you really owe it to yourself to check in with Casanova di Neri. Eric Guido, Vinous.
If I had to think of one way to universally describe the wines from the 2016 vintage, I would offer that they are like a well-muscled black stallion in its prime. They are dark yet radiant, expressive, nearly explosive at times, yet pure, poised and structured. These are wines that capture your imagination; and no matter how youthfully tense they are today, you simply can’t help but revisit a glass over and over again. Importer.