GIOVANNI NERI TASTING NOTES:
Bright and youthful red. The bouquet is powerful and complex, with all the ingredients of a generous vintage, such as 2017, expressing themselves: fresh white flowers, followed by intense and ripe scents of small fruits, such as cherry and wild blackberry. Finally, it shows the refreshing balsamic notes typical of every Tenuta Nuova. To the palate it quickly unveils its full, rich and intense character. Even in a Mediterranean vintage as 2017, its balance is unmistakable. The tannic texture blends perfectly with its acidity, giving birth to an elegant and persistent ending. A very enjoyable vintage, from now, which will nonetheless surprise us in the years to come.
2017 vintage will be remembered as one of the most distinctive in recent years. The winter was pleasantly mild with temperatures above the average of previous years, and low rainfall. The combination of these factors led to decidedly early budding compared to the norm. A warm and dry month of March accompanied the development of the vegetative cycle. At the end of April, temperatures dropped significantly to almost zero degrees, without however damaging the plants. In June, some rains followed the flowering phase which took place regularly. July and August were rainless, and temperatures rose above average. The yields of the 2017 vintage showed a decrease in quantity compared to previous harvests, however, they produced wonderfully healthy grapes with ideal ripeness.
We select the bunches manually before de-stemming and selecting the grapes with an optical selector. After that, spontaneous fermentation without added yeasts follows and maceration is facilitated by frequent pressing. Everything takes place in conical steel vats at controlled temperature for 24 days.
- AGEING IN OAK BARRELS: 30 months
- AGEING IN BOTTLES: 18 months
- ALCOHOL/VOL.: 15%
- DRY EXTRACT: 33
- TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.69