Tenuta Nuova is a pioneering and visionary vineyard project embodying the belief and passion of Casanova di Neri. Tenuta Nuova means new property; it’s a place where nobody planted Sangiovese before; Tenuta Nuova is the will of Casanova di Neri to produce a powerful yet drinkable Brunello with long aging potential. The project began with the study of varied local microclimates and their optimal exposures. Through cautious and passionate research, Casanova di Neri has used the most sophisticated scientific investigations to determine the clones, rootstocks, cultivation practices, plant density per hectare, and every possible particular to obtain excellent Sangiovese grapes.

The 2016 vintage is the perfect balance among elegance, opulence, structure, and complexity. Winter was warmer than average with some rain in February while budding was regular during the first week of April. Flowering took place on the last week of May with sunnier days, following a mild summer with sporadic rainfall. The ripening process was slow but consistent, also thanks to the big range between day and night temperatures right before harvest.

Manual harvested, 2nd and 3rd week of September 2016. We select the bunches manually before de-stemming and selecting the grapes with an optical selector. After that, spontaneous fermentation without added yeasts follows and maceration is facilitated by frequent pressing. Everything takes place in conical steel vats at controlled temperature for 24 days. Aged in 5% new French tonneaux for 37 months.

Very young deep red. Very intense nose: Hints of red fruit, particularly cherry, are perfectly related to the usual balsamic notes of the Tenuta Nuova. Endless at the palate: Rich, deep, and full-bodied with extremely pure fruit. Then savory with a bright acidity masterfully melting with vibrant and pawing tannins. The finish lets us understand a very long life for this great vintage.