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Elegant on the nose with intense fruity aromas.
Well structured, harmonious and powerful it is characterized by velvety tannins and a long finish.
Pairs will with pasta with meat sauce, roasted and grilled meats, and mature cheeses.
Podere Casisano stands among the silent hills of Tuscany, surrounded by noble vineyards and majestic olive trees. The vineyard is located in the south-east hill side of the Montalcino area. Casisano wines are the result of 100 years of passion, experience and love for the superb Montalcino lands. It is another story of the Tommasi Family, based on tradition and prestigious wine estates. Brunello di Montalcino is aged for 3 years in Slavonian oak cask and refined in bottle for 4 months.
"This is a very floral red, showing hibiscus, rhubarb, citrus and rosemary. Medium-to full-bodied with attractive depth of fruit, fine yet chewy tannins and a zesty, building finish. Tightly wound and understated, this Brunello will need time to come together fully, but is already showing a soft-spoken, graceful persona. Drink from 2024."
"This hits all the right notes, from the cherry, black currant, mineral and tobacco flavors to the lively structure and polished tannins. A woodsy mushroom element adds interest as this builds to a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2042. 3,750 cases made, 1,500 cases imported."
"The first vintage in which the Tommasi family had full control over the production at the southeast facing Casisano property, which sits at 480 metres above sea level. Despite warm conditions, the cooler microclimate is evident in this fresh, perfumed Brunello. Fragrant mint, cedar and forest floor lead to a savoury rather than fruity palate. Dense fruit is framed by tactile, textured tannins and countered by bright, tangy acidity. Well done!"
"Bright dark red. Aromas of strawberry, minerals, smoke and herbs. Suave and silky, with harmonious acidity giving the wine's red fruit and herb flavors a ripe polished nuance. Still broodingly young and not yet very complex, the long finish boasts good lift."
"This vintage represents the first wine made entirely under the care of the estate's new owners, the Tommasi family of Valpolicella, and winemakers Emiliano Falsini and Giancarlo Tommasi. The Casisano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino reveals classic Sangiovese aromas of wild cherry, blue flower, licorice and moist earth. I can't help noticing that the mouthfeel is shorter and less impactful than other expressions from this vintage. The wine fades on the finish, but that snappy variety-driven acidity kicks in on the close. This is a more accessible and informal expression of Brunello. Fruit comes from a nine hectare vineyard located at 500 meters above sea level with Galestro rich soils. The wine was bottled in July 2019 and hits the market in February 2020. Some 45,000 bottles were made."
“This opens with aromas of underbrush, new leather, pressed blue flower and a whiff of game. On the medium-bodied palate, polished fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity support dried black cherry, orange zest and star anise. Drink after 2023.”
"The Casisano Estate is found eight kilometres south of the town in Sant'Angelo in Colle, incidentally of population 204, as noted by a 2011 census. At 500m the vineyards benefit from temperature swings and the necessity of prevailing cool winds from the sea to the west. The Brunello developed here (like Ragnaie) turns out classic red clay and stone derived deep cherry liqueur but of a constitution and flavour unlike any other sangiovese on earth. It's almost brambly and even a bit scorched. It's rich, proper and righteous. Best of all, the best years still lay ahead. Drink 2019-2024. Tasted March 2018."
"Firm, laced with cherry, leather and earth flavors, this red is chewy, with dusty tannins building on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2032. 300 cases imported."
"A vegetal aroma gives way to cherry and leafy underbrush notes in this vibrant red. Firm and chalky in texture, picking up leather and tobacco accents on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 600 cases imported."
"Chocolate and liquorice overlaying brambled fruit on the nose, leading to a full, round and juicy palate with scrupulous acidity and nicely ripe tannins. Stylish and lingering."
"From Casisano in Sant'Angelo in Colle, to the south of the village. Tomassi's Montalcino situation is another one of altitude and therefore a great choice of location from which to develop a strong and structured Brunello ideal. This '12 is not unlike the '13 but perhaps with a bit more hyperbole, at times of warmth and at others, elegance. It's not completely sure of its position, but that is both a matter of vintage and still getting to know the lay of this land. The follow-up 2013 will continue to cement the altitude influence and the understanding of these exceptional vineyards. This '12 is a great building block for the future of what will be one of the more storied cru in Brunello di Montalcino. Drink 2018-2022. Tasted March 2018."
"This is rich and velvety with a beautiful softness and richness. Full body, round textured. Delicious finish. Excellent wine form the Tommasi family of the Veneto."
"Aromas of grilled herb, dark spice and mature blackskinned fruit lead the nose. The ripe, generous palate doles out succulent black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and nutmeg alongside round, velvety tannins. "
"A beefy, tannic style, with submerged cherry and plum flavors, accented by spice and leather notes. The fruit core extends through the finish. Best from 2019 through 2033. 1,500 cases made."