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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Casanova di Neri Pietradonice 2007
Casanova di Neri Pietradonice 2007
(search item no. 111466)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $105.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The name Pietradonice comes from the land where the wine is planted, which is very rich in onyx. It is a wine which uses exclusively Cabernet and Sauvignon grapes: almost a challenge, to achieve a product which fully returns the flavour of the earth and its stone. If we add very low yields per plant and the climatic factor, we can see it – and we say this with a touch of conceit – as the wine which most tangibly represents Casanova di Neri. Pietradonice succeeds in reconciling international flavour with local tradition and, in the end, all the personality of Montalcino floods out
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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."