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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 among 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. Grapes for this 2011 went to the selection table for bunches, de-stemming and then the selection table again for individual grapes. Fermentation is without addition of yeasts and maceration in open temperature controlled conical vats for 3 to 4 weeks. The wine aged in oak barrels for about 42 months and 6 months in bottle. The Wine Advocate scored this 92 points as did the Wine Spectator and Antonio Galloni who said "Casanova di Neri's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very pretty and expressive wine. Sweet red cherry, menthol, rose petal and mint open up first, followed by a touch of blood orange that adds lovely aromatic lift and brightness throughout. Although not especially complex, the 2011 should drink beautifully for at least a handful of years. Today, it is quite pretty and expressive."