Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino 2013 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino  2013 750ml
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Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino 2013

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Casanuova delle Cerbaie
Alcohol/vol 14%

The vineyards of Casanuova delle Cerbaie are located just north of Montalcino between 280 and 370 meters above sea level on soil dating back to the Eocene period of calcareous clays, marl and galestro. The prevailing south-west exposition of the vineyards both on the prestigious hill of Montosoli and surrounding the winery at Casanuova offer a particularly moderate climate, sheltered by natural barriers to the North and West. 

Since the medieval times this area has been prized for vineyards, and in fact Ian d’Agata refers to it as grand cru in his book Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs “Casanuova delle Cerbaie own 1.5 hectares in Montosoli’s sweet spot, and its vines were planted in 1999.” The winery was founded in the late 1970s but since 2008 it has been owned by an American investor with a passion for classically styled Montalcino wines. The vineyards are farmed according to organic protocols, though they are not certified; all fermentations are spontaneous, and all aging is done in Stockinger casks from 20 – 25 hectoliters in size. Approximately 3000 cases, mostly of Brunello, are produced each year. In rare vintages, a single vineyard Montosoli Riserva is made, but it’s only happened six times in the last twenty years. Otherwise, the Brunello is a blend of fruit from the Montosoli and Casanuova holdings. 

This is made of 100% Sangiovese Grosso mostly from the prestigious hill of Montosoli to the north of Montalcino located 250-300 metres above sea level on land dating back to the Eocene period characterized by calcareous, marl, argillaceous and conglomerate rocks. The vines are planted with south-west exposition and the grapes are picked by hand. An intense extraction with frequent pumping over is performed, followed by long maceration on the skins then aged 30 months in Slavonian oak barrels selected by Stockinger, and 6 months in bottle. Approximately 2500 cases are produced each year of this Brunello normale.   

James Suckling
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A fresh and balanced red with cherry, lemon and hints of cedar. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a powerful finish. Wonderful length. Shows intensity and polish. Better in 2021.

Wine Enthusiast
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Woodland berry, forest floor, dark spice and new leather aromas lead the nose. The bright linear palate offers wild cherry, strawberry and star anise set against youthfully austere but refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink after 2023.

May 1, 2018
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Casanuova delle Cerbaie's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino has a delicate veil of smoke or campfire ash that lifts first from the bouquet. The wine offers dried cherry fruit and red currant with polished mineral definition and grilled herbs in a supporting role. This is a mid-weight effort with an elegant and fine approach on the palate.

June 29, 2018
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The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino lifts up with a classic display of wild strawberries and cherries complemented by cedar shavings and textbook Tuscan dust. This initially soothes with its silky textures and ripe red fruits, but tension quickly builds as brisk acids mingle with saturating mineral tones and grippy tannins toward the close. Savory spices, inner rose and violets linger through the long, structured finale. Give the 2013 another two to three years to soften a bit more.

January 2022
Sparkling Rosé
No Sulfites Added
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