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WINE REVIEW: Casanova di Neri, 2018 Irrosso, Rosso Toscana IGT, Italy ($22)

by Andrew Chalk



From the producer: “Established in 1971, Casanova di Neri is widely recognized as one of the finest producers of Brunello di Montalcino - and Italy as a whole. Since it was founded, Casanova di Neri has been renowned for their meticulous search for and acquisition of enviable vineyard sites in the Montalcino area. This, combined with their meticulous farming, careful vinification practices, and innovative use of casks of different sizes and different styles of wood for fermenting and ageing their wines, continues to set the winery apart from the ever-increasing roster of Brunello producers.”


The 2018 Rosso Toscana is 90% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot

Appearance: Opaque ruby;


Nose: Strawberry. Dusty. Neutral oak;


Taste: Chewy tannins, tongue-lapping fruit;



Sample.



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