Giacomo Neri and Giovanni Neri
about the terroir
The estate covers a surface of around 500 hectares of which 63 are vineyards, 20 olive groves and the rest arable land and forest.
The estate covers a surface of around 500 hectares of which 63 are vineyards, 20 olive groves and the rest arable land and forest.

Founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri, who with his great vision and passion understood the huge potential of wine in the Montalcino territory, Casanova di Neri has long enjoyed an excellent reputation worldwide and is highly praised by wine critics.

The wines are the fruit of exceptional combinations of soils and microclimates together with passionate and meticulous work, enabling the family to obtain constant results and to enhance the distinct features of the grapes throughout the different vintages.

In 2006, the very important Wine Spectator magazine announced that the Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2001 is Wine of the Year. It is only the third time in the history of this important ranking of the 100 best wines in the world, born in 1988, that an Italian wine conquers the highest place in the ranking.

In 2007, the Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto 2001 receives 100 points from the Wine Spectator magazine for the first time. It is the first 100/100 of a long series of "magnificent hundred" which will continue with James Suckling - for Tenuta Nuova 2006, Cerretalto 2010 and Cerretalto 2015 -, Robert Parker - with Tenuta Nuova 2010 and Cerretalto 2010 - Wine Enthusiast - with the Cerretalto 2007 and Falstaff - with the Cerretalto 2012.

"We believe that a wine is the fruit of the vineyard and the work of man."
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Passionate about wine for many years, Giovanni Neri, a selected grain and seed merchant, had a dream to be able to produce a great Italian red wine. Although the renowned lands of Chianti Classico were just a few steps from where he grew up, it is the austerity of the Sangiovese growing in Montalcino and its unpredictability that fascinated him.

During his numerous trips to Montalcino, only one property, among the many for sale, attracted his attention: Podere Casanova. While wine was still a marginal part of production and mostly sold in bulk, Giovanni Neri understood that due to the altitude, the characteristics and the composition of the soil, that place had the potential to produce a great Brunello, and he bought the place in 1971.
The beating heart of the company and their greatest wealth, the 7 magnificent vineyards are located in the various areas of the Montalcino appellation, including Fiesole, Cerretalto, Collalli, Podernuovo, Pietradonice, Giovanni Neri and Cetine, which features an incredible mix of rocks and soil perfect for growing Sangiovese.

Their diversity in terms of terrain, exposure, microclimate and age of the vines represents how Sangiovese di Casanova di Neri leads to unique and unrepeatable results, characterised by an extraordinary quality resulting from the combination of a territory that has always been suited to viticulture, to our work, knowledge, experiences and passion.
The grapes are the product of a mass selection of Sangiovese Grosso obtained from the Cerretalto vineyard and of a long reproduction process. This clone, planted in each of the vineyards, gives different results on each side. Each of them stands out for its own personality but at the same time they are all attributable to what over the years has become the Sangiovese di Casanova di Neri.