Brunello di Montalcino Casanova di Neri is characterized simply by its white label, to the point where it has now been renamed "White Label." This "Etichetta bianca" is born in vineyards that look to Montalcino from the east, at an altitude which varies from 350 to 480 metres above sea level, very close to the cellar. The main characteristics of this wine are elegance, finesse and longevity.
"Giacomo Neri almost always delivers fireworks with each new release of his Brunello. This 2008 is slightly less sparkly, although it does show even consistency and excellent balance. Concentrated cherry and blackberry fruit give way to cola, spice and tobacco. The finish is firmly structured and acidic."
"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino sweeps across the palate with superb richness and depth. Dark cherries, plums, spices, tobacco and menthol blossom as the wine opens up in the glass. A decidedly large-scaled, dramatic wine for the year, the 2008 impresses for its pure resonance and rich, enveloping finish. This is one of the most rewarding 2008s to drink upon release, but it should also age well for a number of years."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"This is firm and slightly chewy like many 2008s but there's a lovely sweet fruit at the finish. Light jam and chocolate character. Good finish."