Wine Casanova di Neri, Pietradonice Rosso di Toscana IGT, 2005
Wine sparkling ruby-purple color.
In full, well-structured, juicy taste of wine tones of blackberry, mint, notes of minerals, spices and baked sweet oak, polished tannins and a very long, lingering aftertaste.
Dense and complex flavor of wine with notes of black currant and elderberry on background of shades of aromatic herbs - eucalyptus and fern, with coffee nuances.
Wine blends perfectly with barbecue, hot dishes of beef and lamb.
The name of the wine "Pietradonice Rosso" comes from the name of the vineyard and the land on which it is located, land rich in onyx. Petradoniche vineyard located in Castelnuovo del Abate, south-east of Montalcino and occupies 3.5 hectares. Young vines planted between 1993 and 1996. The first issue of guilt "Pietradonice Rosso" took place in 2000. Unlike other vintages, "Pietradonice 2005" - monosortovoe made of Cabernet Sauvignon, whereas, for example, in the previous years, along with Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese included. The crop was harvested on September 2-3. Maceration and fermentation lasted 15 days. The wine aged in 300-liter oak casks of French, of which about half - new, for 18 months. In 2005, produced 8800 bottles of this impressive wine. Ageing potential big wine, the wine will continue to open until 2017. Gambero Rosso named Pietradonice Rosso 2005 "wine with great prospects."
Winery "Casanova di Neri" was founded in 1971 when Giovanni Neri bought a large estate in Montalcino, in an area famous for excellent conditions for growing grapes and creating great wines. The estate belonged to 35 hectares of vineyards. Gradually Giovanni Neri join him and other lands, so today the winery has a total of about 60 hectares, which are divided into four vineyard: "Petradoniche", which is located in Castelnuovo del Abate, "Le Cetin" in Sant'Angelo in Colle, "Cherretalto" and "Fiesole" to the east, near the farm, in front of Montalcino. Which lie on different slopes of Montalcino vineyards are influenced by the radical differences in the soil, microclimate, environment, flora. Each wine "Casanova di Neri" reflects these differences and has an individual character and a consistently high quality. The total area of the estate "Casanova di Neri" is 350 hectares of vineyards are planted in addition to olive groves.