Casanova di Neri

Italy, Tuscany

Casanova di Neri was founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri, a grain merchant from the town of Montevarchi, south of Florence. In 2021 they celebrated their 50th anniversary. He had a long-standing dream to make a great Italian red, and though the region of Chianti Classico was on his doorstep, it was the remote and relatively unknown Brunello di Montalcino that piqued his interest. Achieving DOC status just four years previously, and with only around 30 producers in the area compared to around 250 today, it offered the perfect opportunity for a man with a clear vision. After the great Giovanni died in 1991, his son Giacomo took the reins, and is now accompanied by his sons, Giovanni and Gianlorenzo.