Pietradonice IGT Rosso di Toscana, Casanova di Neri
Pietradonice IGT Rosso di Toscana, Casanova di Neri
The 2010 Pietradonice is beautiful in this vintage. A wine more of Montalcino than a true expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2010 is delineated and vibrant from start to finish. Savoury herbs lead to black plums, tobacco, mocha and crushed rocks on the firm, vibrant finish. I am not a huge fan of international varieties in Montalcino, but there is no question the Pietradonice is endowed with tons of vintage character, and 2010 is a superb vintage for this part of Tuscany in particular - The Wine Advocate

Country and Region: Italy,Tuscany

Classification: IGT

Producer: Casanova di Neri

Wine Style: Red

Grape Varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinification: The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are selected rigorously, in the vineyards in Montalcino by hand and then on the selection table at the winery where individual grapes are selected and de-stemmed from the bunches on arrival at the winery. A profound red wine with a complex, aromatic bouquet, faithfully expressing the uniqueness of the terroir with its rich flavours and fulsome, blended tannins. A particularly elegant wine with great finesse, the fruit of a great vintage that allowed the harvest of grapes with the perfect level of ripeness. Fermentation vats filled by gravity. Fermentation without use of yeast additives and maceration in open conical vats at controlled temperatures for 2 to 3 weeks. The wine is aged in oak barrels for around 19 months and 6 months in bottles.

ABV: 14.5%

Closure: Natural Cork

Note: 93 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 92 points - James Suckling;

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 359.70

Bottle Price: £ 59.95