Casisano estate was founded in 1990, and was acquired by the Tommasi family in 2015 after years of searching for an estate that responded to their desire to construct an important, top-quality project in the area.
The Tommasis’ philosophy, especially in Montalcino, is that of upholding the prestige of the region, preserving its identity and seeking to express its potential to the full. Casisano Estate is located on a natural terrace at 480 meters a.s.l. overlooking the southern-eastern area of Montalcino. The estate counts 22 hectares under vines, 9 of which are dedicated to the production of Brunello and 7 to the production of Rosso di Montalcino. The altitude and the great diversity of the soils allow the production of very complex and expressive wines, able to combine elegance and structure.
The vineyards of Casisano are located high in the hills, to the south-east of Montalcino on a 53 hectare estate. Situated at 480m above sea level, the soils are a mosaic of galestro, sandstone, marl, and are of volcanic origin. The vineyards benefit from the Mediterranean breezes, and stay well-ventilated and dry with optimal diurnal ranges; all ideal for keeping the grapes healthy. 9 hectares of vineyards are devoted exclusively to the production of Brunello; the Cordon Spur-trained vines face south-east; the mixed soil is rich in stones and galestro (schistous clay).
The Sangiovese grapes are picked by hand and then undergo traditional vinification with maceration on the skins for around 25 days. Maturation for 3 years in Slavonian oak casks with a maximum capacity of 60 hl followed by 6 months’ bottle-age.
2017 was characterised by a rainy winter with temperatures within the average. Cool and mild spring, with a significant drop in temperature in the second half of April and scarce rainfall, even during the summer period. The cool nights in July partially compensated for the lack of water. Rain arrived in early September, which, combined with mild temperatures, allowed avoiding the risk of overly accelerated final ripening of the grapes, ensuring a gradual and, above all, balanced fixation of anthocyanins and aromas. Sunny October created the ideal conditions for the grape harvest, which exhibited remarkable complexity in aromas, elegant tannins, and excellent natural acidity.
Deep ruby red with a garnet tinge in colour, the nose reveals all the elegant and fresh complexity of the fruity and spicy notes that are typical of Sangiovese. It displays a very attractive harmony on the palate, with rich fruit combining with velvety tannins, and an amazingly long finish.
Perfect for accompanying rich game dishes, grilled red meats or mature cheeses.
Serve at 18º C
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