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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Casanova di Neri Pietradonice 2004
Casanova di Neri Pietradonice 2004
(search item no. 90911)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The agronomist's attention, the correct distance between the plants, the uniqueness of the microclimate and the components of the earth have produced a wine with exceptional analytical values. It has a deep color, and it has been aged in new barriques for 18 months. Using the experience of Tenuta Nuova, the Sant'Antimo Rosso DOC Pietradonice has been created by planting Cabernet Sauvignon in this "terroir" to see how vines other than Sangiovese perform in the Montalcino area.

Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Sangiovese

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About Casanova di Nieri:

Casanova di Neri was established in 1971 when Giovanni Neri acquired a large estate within Montalcino. Over the years their continuing goal has been the search for land believed to be optimal for growing high quality grapes. There are now 120 acres of vineyards divided amongst four distinct sites. Improved quality in the vineyards has led to more attention in the winery, from vinification to the careful selection of casks for aging but always with the maximum respect for tradition. Today the property is operated and wines made by Giacomo Neri, who states, "Our greatest pride is our vineyards: their high quality and their history."