Casanova Della Spinetta Il Nero Di Casanova Sangiovese 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
Additional vintages
2017 2016 2015
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Sangiovese and Colorino make up the Il Nero di Casanova blend. The name means the black one and refers not only to the deep dark color of the wine, but also to how old-timers in Tuscany call their red wine. The wine is brooding in color, with bing cherry that comes through on the nose and palate. Chewy, ripe, rich and beautifully balanced, it has tremendous texture and a very long finish. A superb vintage for Tuscany - classic with tons of fruit and the perfect balance of tannic structure and acidity. 13.5% alcohol by volume Total production in 2004: 65,000 bottles Location: Terricciola, Tuscany, near Pisa Soil: Calcareous Average Altitude: 250 meters above sea level Exposure: South Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in oak. Aging: medium-toasted French-oak barriques, of which only 5-10% new, for 9 months. Bottling: transfer to stainless-steel vats for 2 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 2 months, bottled without filtration.
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Casanova Della Spinetta Il Nero Di Casanova Sangiovese 2017 750ml

SKU 852365
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Sangiovese and Colorino make up the Il Nero di Casanova blend. The name means the black one and refers not only to the deep dark color of the wine, but also to how old-timers in Tuscany call their red wine. The wine is brooding in color, with bing cherry that comes through on the nose and palate. Chewy, ripe, rich and beautifully balanced, it has tremendous texture and a very long finish. A superb vintage for Tuscany - classic with tons of fruit and the perfect balance of tannic structure and acidity. 13.5% alcohol by volume Total production in 2004: 65,000 bottles Location: Terricciola, Tuscany, near Pisa Soil: Calcareous Average Altitude: 250 meters above sea level Exposure: South Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in oak. Aging: medium-toasted French-oak barriques, of which only 5-10% new, for 9 months. Bottling: transfer to stainless-steel vats for 2 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 2 months, bottled without filtration.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
Additional vintages
2017 2016 2015
Overview
Sangiovese and Colorino make up the Il Nero di Casanova blend. The name means the black one and refers not only to the deep dark color of the wine, but also to how old-timers in Tuscany call their red wine. The wine is brooding in color, with bing cherry that comes through on the nose and palate. Chewy, ripe, rich and beautifully balanced, it has tremendous texture and a very long finish. A superb vintage for Tuscany - classic with tons of fruit and the perfect balance of tannic structure and acidity. 13.5% alcohol by volume Total production in 2004: 65,000 bottles Location: Terricciola, Tuscany, near Pisa Soil: Calcareous Average Altitude: 250 meters above sea level Exposure: South Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation for 7-8 days at controlled temperature, malolactic fermentation in oak. Aging: medium-toasted French-oak barriques, of which only 5-10% new, for 9 months. Bottling: transfer to stainless-steel vats for 2 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 2 months, bottled without filtration.
green grapes

Varietal: Sangiovese

The name of this grape, meaning 'blood of Jove' conjures up evocative images of long dead civilizations, and gives the Sangiovese varietal a sense of the holy, the sacred, the special. Indeed, this particular type of Italian grape has been cultivated and processed for thousands of years, and is said to be the original favorite grape varietal of the Romans, and the Etruscans before them. Throughout history, vintners have continued to plant this varietal, and they continue to produce wonderful wines to this day. The long bunches of very dark, round fruit are treasured by fine wineries in Italy and a few other places around the world, and when young, these grapes are lively – full of strawberry flavors and a little spiciness. However, it is when they are aged in oak that they take on some truly special flavors and aromas, as seen in some of the finest wines of the Old World.
barrel

Region: Tuscany

All over the stunning region of Tuscany in central Italy, you'll see rolling hills covered in green, healthy grapevines. This region is currently Italy's third largest producer of wines, but interestingly wineries here are generally happy with lower yields holding higher quality grapes, believing that they have a responsibility to uphold the excellent reputation of Tuscany, rather than let it slip into 'quantity over quality' wine-making as it did in the mid twentieth century. The region has a difficult soil type to work with, but the excellent climate and generations of expertise more than make up for this problem. Most commonly, Tuscan vintners grow Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes, although more and more varietals are being planted nowadays in order to produce other high quality wine styles.
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Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.
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Varietal: Sangiovese

The name of this grape, meaning 'blood of Jove' conjures up evocative images of long dead civilizations, and gives the Sangiovese varietal a sense of the holy, the sacred, the special. Indeed, this particular type of Italian grape has been cultivated and processed for thousands of years, and is said to be the original favorite grape varietal of the Romans, and the Etruscans before them. Throughout history, vintners have continued to plant this varietal, and they continue to produce wonderful wines to this day. The long bunches of very dark, round fruit are treasured by fine wineries in Italy and a few other places around the world, and when young, these grapes are lively – full of strawberry flavors and a little spiciness. However, it is when they are aged in oak that they take on some truly special flavors and aromas, as seen in some of the finest wines of the Old World.
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Region: Tuscany

All over the stunning region of Tuscany in central Italy, you'll see rolling hills covered in green, healthy grapevines. This region is currently Italy's third largest producer of wines, but interestingly wineries here are generally happy with lower yields holding higher quality grapes, believing that they have a responsibility to uphold the excellent reputation of Tuscany, rather than let it slip into 'quantity over quality' wine-making as it did in the mid twentieth century. The region has a difficult soil type to work with, but the excellent climate and generations of expertise more than make up for this problem. Most commonly, Tuscan vintners grow Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes, although more and more varietals are being planted nowadays in order to produce other high quality wine styles.
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Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.