Wine Details

La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Toscana IGT

This is a pure expression of Sangiovese from 20-year-old vines surrounding the Casanova winery. The Nero di Casanova offers a complex aromatic profile of pressed rose, wet earth, liquorice and wild Mediterranean brush, fully expressing its Tuscan fingerprint. This wine has a distinct structure and power not unlike the more well-known Brunello or Montepulciano and aging in ten-year-old oak casks adds further integration, definition and stability to this exciting wine.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Tuscany

Varietal:

100% Sangiovese

Vineyard:

80% Casanova, Terriciola, 20% Sezzana, Casciana Terme, Tuscany, south exposure

Yield:

3,000 bottles/ha

Aging:

Aging in medium toasted French oak for 9 months

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

15 years

pH level:

3.5

Acidity:

5.5g/L

Production:

140,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous, containing ocean sediments

Training:

Cordone Speronato

Average altitude:

250 m (820 FT) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Alcoholic fermentation for 9-10 days in roto-fermenters, malolactic fermentation in oak

Harvest:

Middle of September

First vintage:

2004

Cellar:

La Spinetta Casanova, Tuscany

Bottling:

Transfer to stainless steel vats for 2 months before bottling, aging in bottle for 6 months

Release:

April, 18 months after harvest

Recent press reviews

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La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Toscana IGT 2015

Falstaff Magazine (92)- "Luminous ruby red. Fragrant nose of fresh plums, juicy cherries and ripe raspberries, particularly inviting. Juicy and balanced with great freshness and concentrated fresh fruit, medium bodied, lots of drinking fun!"

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La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Toscana IGT 2014

Wine Advocate (90)- "This is a pure expression of Sangiovese from 15-year-old vines in the little-known Terre di Pisa appellation. The 2014 Terre di Pisa Sangiovese Il Nero offers aromas of pressed rose, wet earth and wild Mediterranean brush. The Tuscany signature here is very strong indeed. The wine offers a level of distinct structure and power that is not unlike a Brunello di Montalcino or a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. It is aged in ten-year-old oak casks for further integration, definition and stability. Menthol-like freshness appears on the close."

90

La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Toscana IGT 2013

Wine Spectator (90)- "Animal aromas give way to cherry, raspberry and white pepper flavors on the palate, backed by stiff tannins. The aftertaste is long, with firm grip. Decant. Drink now through 2024."