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."
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.
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.