2009 Casanova di Neri Toscana Pietradonice Tuscany$74.95 -- 2009 Casanova di Neri Toscana Pietradonice Tuscany
The name Pietradonice comes from the land where the wine is planted, which is very rich in onyx. It is a wine which uses exclusively Cabernet and Sauvignon grapes: almost a challenge, to achieve a product which fully returns the flavor of the earth and its stone. If we add very low yields per plant and the climatic factor, we can see it – and we say this with a touch of conceit – as the wine which most tangibly represents Casanova di Neri. Pietradonice succeeds in reconciling international flavor with local tradition and, in the end, all the personality of Montalcino floods out.
“This pure Cabernet Sauvignon shows fabulous depth and richness. Currants, berries, sweet tobacco, and lead pencil aromas and flavors, it's long and invigorating to taste. The tannins are wonderfully integrated. Better in 2015.” – 95 James Suckling
"The 2009 Pietradonice (Cabernet Sauvignon) comes across as sumptuous and super-intense. Dark black cherries, blackberry jam, graphite and grilled herbs all take shape in the glass as this intense, full-bodied Cabernet shows what is possible with the grape in Montalcino. The style is very much on the opulent side, but it works. As outstanding as the Pietradonice is, it doesn’t quite provide the same visceral thrill of the estate’s Brunelli. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." – 92 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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