Tre Bicchieri Casisano Brunello 2015

Casisano Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. vintage 2015 has deserved Tre bicchieri award from the prestigious wine guide Vini d’Italia - Il Gambero Rosso

Our journey to the metaphorical summit of Montalcino began in 2015, when Casisano, a panoramic 53-hectare estate in southeastern Montalcino, became part of our family, crowning a visionary viticultural project.
During these years we have worked hard with passion and dedication.
Giancarlo Tommasi and Emiliano Falsini, together with the whole team, developed a precise and well-defined project, marked by quality and excellence.

2015 was the first vintage entirely managed by our family and the accolades certainly indicate that the direction taken is the right one.

«The first Brunello that we have supervised from the vineyard to the winery» underlines Casisano’s enologist Emiliano Falsini, «is the synthesis of an ideal year and a special terroir: a wine of great depth, structure and elegance, destined to continue evolving with age in the bottle».

Is 2015 “the vintage of the century”, as some international wine writers have suggested? Some people have no doubt but, irrespective of individual points of view, we are undoubtedly talking about an outstanding year.

The 2015 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino, which has been on the market since early January, already began to be talked about several months ago in various parts of the world. In the United States in particular, critics’ judgments were so enthusiastic as to arouse unprecedented expectations. These opinions were confirmed in Montalcino itself. The 2015 vintage was in fact given its maximum rating by the Brunello Consortium’s Tasting Panel: “5 stars”, which equates to “exceptional”.

 

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2015 Casisano Brunello di Montalcino DOCG: an excellent example of the vintage’s distinctive characteristics.
The wine is produced with selected 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes, selected in the nine hectares of vineyards of Podere Casisano, which are exclusively dedicated to the production of Brunello.

During the tastings, Casisano Brunello 2015 immediately stood out thanks to its characteristics and personality. It opens up to the nose with an elegant and fresh complexity of fruity and spicy notes typical of Sangiovese. The harmony on the palate is very attractive, with a rich structure that is accompanied by velvety tannins and great persistence.
It is no accident that this new wine immediately obtained some significant scores:
94/100 from James Suckling
94/100 from Wine Spectator
94/100 from Falstaff
93/100 from Decanter
91/100 from Robert Parker Wine Advocate
17+ /20 from Jancis Robinson

Here the LINK to download all the awards

 


Casisano Brunello 2015

Casisano Brunello di Montalcino docg, annata 2015 ha meritato i Tre Bicchieri dalla prestigiosa guida Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso.

Il nostro percorso a Montalcino è iniziato nel 2015, quando Casisano è entrata a far parte della nostra famiglia, coronando un visionario progetto vitivinicolo.
In questi anni abbiamo lavorato alacremente con dedizione e passione.
Giancarlo Tommasi ed Emiliano Falsini con tutto il team di Casisano hanno messo a punto un progetto chiaro e ben definito improntato alla qualità e all’eccellenza.
La 2015 è stata la prima vendemmia interamente gestita e seguita dalla nostra famiglia e questo riconoscimento, certamente è il segno che la strada intrapresa è quella giusta.

Il 2015 è “l’annata del secolo” per il Brunello, come hanno ipotizzato alcuni critici internazionali? C’è chi non ha dubbi, ma al di là dei singoli giudizi è certo che stiamo parlando di un'annata che certamente passerà alla storia e definirà nuovi parametri.

Il Brunello di Montalcino 2015, sul mercato dagli inizi di gennaio, ha iniziato già da diversi mesi a far parlare di sé in varie parti del mondo.
In particolare, negli Stati Uniti i giudizi della critica sono stati così entusiastici da suscitare un’aspettativa senza precedenti.  Questi pareri avevano trovato conferma nella stessa Montalcino. L’annata 2015 è stata infatti valutata dalla Commissione di Degustazione del Consorzio del Brunello con il massimo del ranking: 5 stelle e quindi classificata come “eccezionale”.

Il Casisano Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015, un eccellente esempio delle caratteristiche distintive dell’annata.

Il vino è prodotto con uve Sangiovese Grosso in purezza selezionate nei nove ettari di vigneti del Podere Casisano, dedicati esclusivamente alla produzione di Brunello.
Nel corso delle degustazioni il Casisano Brunello 2015 si è subito distinto per caratteristiche e personalità.
Si apre infatti all'olfatto con un’elegante e fresca complessità delle note fruttate e speziate tipiche del Sangiovese.
Molto piacevole l’armonia gustativa con la grande struttura che si accompagna a tannini vellutati e a una lunga persistenza.

I Tre Bicchieri del Gambero Rosso completano una bella serie di ottime recensioni > PREMI 


Reds in Summer are on fashion

Yes, you can drink reds in summer!
Here are five red wines for those cool evenings with your friends

When we talk about wine, there are many myths to debunk and also lots of taboos that should be rendered acceptable.
Indeed, it happens increasingly often in restaurants that inflexible ideas about wine and “room temperature” are tempered in favor of new trends that are more modern and open-minded. And if in summer we want a wine that’s refreshing, satisfying and fragrant, a cool red wine can also fit the bill.
The new rule is that there aren’t any real rules, and wine is increasingly less snobbish.
But how come it’s still so difficult to picture yourself, on a cool summer evening, sipping a nice glass of red wine by the pool?
The answer has to do with chemistry. The truth is that the main problem linked with our perception of red wines is the tannins, those polyphenolic compounds present in the stalks, seeds, and skins of the grapes. It is in fact the tannins that cause astringency, the typical rough, dry feeling that a red wine leaves on your palate and gums: this sensation is due to the interaction of the tannins with your saliva. They bond with the proteins in saliva, making it lose its lubricating qualities, and if – at higher temperatures – this astringent sensation becomes less marked (the alcohol, though, becomes more noticeable), at lower temperatures the opposite is true.
The only way to get round this problem is to choose red wines that have substantial fruit, but which are not very tannic and have a relatively low level of alcohol.
Here then, for devotees of reds, are some wines that are also perfect for the summer and for a relaxing drink after dinner.
From Casisano’s Brunello to Tommasi’s Ripasso, we offer you five red wines that not only display a supple, fruity style, but often also don’t mind being put in the fridge.
 
Group of friends gathered around a table in a garden on a summer evening to share a meal and have a good time together
The first summer red to drink with your friends is a wine from Southern Italy. We are in Basilicata, with Paternoster’s Synthesi Aglianico del Vulture. Its vivacious ruby red simply gleams with freshness, and it offers a fragrant, fruity bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, other wild berry fruits and pepper. On the palate it is dry but velvety, leaving a long, harmonious sensation in the mouth. 100% Aglianico del Vulture grapes and 13% alcohol by volume: a wine snob would tell you that the ideal temperature for Synthesi is 16°C, and that below 12°C you may find that certain aromas and flavors vanish and the tannins  become hard. But don’t be afraid to drink it rather cool: it’ll surprise you in an incredibly positive way, and you’ll regret not having done so earlier!
Our second summer-friendly red is the flagship wine of Poggio al Tufo, the Rompicollo Rosso Toscana, produced in the Maremma. A rich, refined blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon that charms you with its liveliness and elegance. Its bright, deep ruby red color catches your eye, but it is always the nose that enchants you when you taste this wine: it displays an elegant, variegated bouquet of ripe blackberries and raspberries, dried balsamic herbs and delicate sweet spices. Its mouth-filling flavor is rich and rounded, with velvety tannins. With its good body, Rompicollo reveals great smoothness on the palate, even when served at a lower temperature.
Full-bodied and harmonious, Surani’s Heracles Primitivo di Manduria is one of the outstanding wines produced in Puglia. It displays an intense ruby red in the glass, and even from the first sniff it reveals a fascinating complexity: from floral sensations of violets to rich fruity ones of cherries and strawberries, against a background of balsamic notes, of lickerish and aromatic herbs. In the mouth, it is broad and full-bodied, seducing you with its graceful, refined tannins and a lively finish that is sustained by an attractive freshness, which dances across your palate like a butterfly.
If these three wines may be served at lower temperatures than those at which we are used to tasting reds - demonstrating that a significant change is taking place in the ‘etiquette’ of , red wine consumption - there are also the ‘relaxation wines’, those that simply fit in perfectly with our desire to spend the evening outside in good company, with the crickets chirping in the background, the odd firefly peeking out on the veranda and with you perhaps curled up comfortably in a wicker chair.
The wines to keep you company on these occasions are two particularly elegant products that should not be drunk cold, but which will make your summer evenings all the more enjoyable: the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino from Casisano and the  Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore.
The former, obtained from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes, has a deep ruby color and opens up on the nose with an elegant, fresh variety of fruity and spicy notes that are typical of Sangiovese.
When you drink the Ripasso, on the other hand, a brilliant, deep ruby red nectar slides onto your palate and ripe cherries joyously invade your nose, followed by an intense spicy note, going to show once again that red wines give a very special flavor to the Summer and evenings spent with friends are a wonderful thing…but if accompanied by a good glass of wine, they are even better!
 
 


Tommasi Talks live on Instagram

 
From April the 9th through the end of May, Tommasi talks will stream live weekly on Instagram @Tommasiwine, a series created to stay in touch with friends, clients, wine lovers and wine writers. We'll be talking about our wines, everyday life, current events, future scenarios, the market, territories and other topics of interest.
The Instagram Live talks will be led by Giancarlo, Piergiorgio, Pierangelo and Stefano Tommasi with the support of  winemakers Emiliano Falsini and Fabio Mecca Paternoster, who are a part of Giancarlo's winemaking team and respectively manage the Tuscan estates and in those in the Southern Italian regions of Basilicata and Puglia.
Each live will host a special guest: sommeliers, importers, journalists, restaurateurs and opinion leaders from the world of wine.
Everyone is invited to participate with questions and comments. We'd also like to know how you will celebrate the end of lock down. Share your first wine and where with the hashtag #myfirsttoast.
The strong bond we share with our business partners and our customers was the inspiration we needed to kick off these dialogues: an opportunity let them get to know us, and to share our passion for wine even in times of Coronavirus. Indeed, this emergency has meant that, even if we are far away, we all feel the need to reach out and stay closer to one another during this shared crisis.
The live series was also created to present the new vintages of our products to Tommasi’s sales team, opinion leaders and the digital community, since we haven't been able to meet during the busy Spring calendar of trade shows and events.
Thanks to the power of social media, Tommasi talks aims to reach the widest number of professionals and wine lovers, while most of us are at home, and above all, to maintain contact with our Team of Oenologists, the members of the Tommasi family and our guests in an open dialogue.
 
Here is the schedule of Instagram Lives:
9th April –  Giancarlo and Pierangelo Tommasi taste together Lugana Le Fornaci new vintage
15th April – Stefano Tommasi with Serena Codognola
16th  April – Piergiorgio with Luca Nicolis of Bottega Vini
23th April – Pierangelo Tommasi with Vintus, Importatore USA
24th  April – Fabio Mecca Paternoster with Andrea Radic
29th  April – Pierangelo Tommasi with Michaela Morris, canadian journalist
30th  April – Giancarlo Tommasi with Chiara Giannotti di Vino.tv
 


Casisano Brunello 2015 grandi riconoscimenti internazionali

Gli amanti del vino di tutto il mondo avranno una vera sorpresa con l'uscita dell'ultima annata di Montalcino.
I Brunelli 2015 sono tra i migliori della memoria recente.
Ian D'Agata

Casisano Brunello 2015 conferma ciò che Ian d'Agata ha scritto per Vinous, la prestigiosa rivista di vini di Antonio Galloni.
Un'altra grande notizia arriva da Decanter, in cui nell'articolo di Michaela Morris il nostro Casisano Brunello è menzionato tra i migliori vini degustati.
Di seguito riportiamo i migliori punteggi ricevuti.
93 punti – Decanter
La prima annata in cui la famiglia Tommasi ha il pieno controllo della produzione nella proprietà di Casisano, la tenuta è esposta a sud-est e si trova a 480 metri sul livello del mare. Nonostante le condizioni calde, il microclima più fresco è evidente in questo Brunello fresco e profumato. Profumo fragrante di menta, cedro e bosco porta ad un palato sapido piuttosto che fruttato. Il frutto denso è incorniciato da tannini tattili e strutturati e contrastato da un'acidità brillante e sapida. Molto bene!
91+ punti – Vinous
Rosso scuro brillante. Aromi di fragola, minerali, fumo ed erbe. Soave e setoso, con un'acidità armoniosa che dona ai frutti rossi e ai sapori di erbe del vino una sfumatura lucida matura. Ancora in evoluzione, il lungo finale vanta un buona struttura.
94 points – James Suckling
Questo è un rosso molto floreale, che mostra ibisco, rabarbaro, agrumi e rosmarino. Di corpo da medio a corposo con attraente profondità di frutta, tannini fini ma gommosi e un finale pieno e sapido. Questo Brunello avrà bisogno di tempo per esprimersi pienamente, ma sta già mostrando una personalità gentile e aggraziata. 

94 points – Falstaff
Rubino scuro lucido elegante. Al naso mostra sfumature di bacche rosse, frutti di bosco, un po' di pesca, confettura di fragole. Succoso e limpido al palato, mostra frutta fine, tannini corposi, finale lucido, pronunciato armoniosamente, leggermente salato.
91 points – Robert Parker
Questa annata rappresenta il primo vino prodotto interamente sotto la cura della famiglia Tommasi della Valpolicella, e gli enologi Emiliano Falsini e Giancarlo Tommasi. Il Brunello di Montalcino 2015 di Casisano rivela i classici aromi di Sangiovese di ciliegia selvatica, fiori blu, liquirizia e terra umida. Questa è un'espressione più accessibile e informale del Brunello. La frutta proviene da un vigneto di nove ettari situato a 500 metri sul livello del mare con terreni ricchi di Galestro.
Scarica QUI tutti i premi.

 

Casisano Brunello 2015 top scores

Wine lovers everywhere are in for a real treat with Montalcino’s latest releases.
The 2015 Brunellos are some of the best in recent memory
Ian D'Agata

Casisano Brunello 2015 confirms what Ian D'Agata written for Vinous, the Antonio Galloni's prestigious wine magazine.
Another great news is from Decanter, in which Michaela Morris article our Casisano Brunello is mentioned among the best wines tasted.
Here Casisano Brunello 2015 latest reviews and top scores
93 points - Decanter
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!
91+ points - Vinous
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, the long finish boasts good lift.
94 points - James Suckling
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 in 2024.
94 points - Falstaff
Dunkel leuchtendes elegantes rubin. Zeigt in der nase nuancen von roten beeren, waldfrucht, etwas pfirsich, erdbeermarmelade. Am gaumen saftig und klar, zeigt feine frucht, kerniges tannin, geschliffen, harmonischer verlaut, leicht salziges finish.
Dark shiny elegant ruby. In the nose shows nuances of red berries, forest fruit, some peach, strawberry jam. Juicy and clear on the palate, shows fine fruit, pithy tannins, polished, harmoniously pronounced, slightly salty finish.
91 points - Robert Parker
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. 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.
Download HERE all the accolades.


AN INTERVIEW WITH GIANCARLO TOMMASI

GIANCARLO TOMMASI - OWNER AND ENOLOGIST TOMMASI FAMILY ESTATES
What do a professional vocation for wine and a great passion for fishing have in common? Probably, a relationship with time: the awareness that excellent results and profound satisfaction are obtained by being able to manage wisely the passing of time. This is a principle that Giancarlo Tommasi – born in 1974 and since 2002 the winemaker responsible for his family’s estates – knows well.
Giancarlo is married to Francesca and is the father of Lodovica and Elia, a lover of various sports and – what is fundamental – a patient angler. Constancy, sensitivity and tenaciousness: these are the qualities that Giancarlo applies in the winery exactly as he does on the bank of a river.
Great attention to every aspect of the production process sums up Giancarlo Tommasi’s philosophy and working method: from studying the soils and expositions of the vineyards to selecting the best planting system based on the characteristics of the site and the type of wine to be made there.
Ever since joining the company he has promoted the use of green options both in treating the vines (for fertilizing, thinning the bunches, pruning, mowing and irrigation) and during the harvest, for example favoring manual grape selection and harvesting at night. The same goes for vinification, where he prefers to limit mechanical intervention, endorsing instead (whenever possible) more natural operations.
For aging, he prefers large Slavonian oak casks, which give the wine a greater possibility to evolve. This choice is part and parcel of Giancarlo’s “philosophy of time”, because these barrels respect the wine. They do not “force” it, allowing the product to mature in the calmest way possible.

Giancarlo has often had occasion to underline the principles of his philosophy: "A strong sense of belonging to my area of origin drives me to highlight the viti-vinicultural heritage of each individual production area, with choices that focus on the terroir and on vinification. I have total respect for tradition, but I believe it has to be enhanced, in modern wines that appeal to consumers’ tastes".

Tommasi Giancarlo
> Is there a “Tommasi style” of winemaking and, if so, how would you define it?
The Tommasi style that is common to all the wines we produce in five different Regions – the Veneto, Lombardy, Tuscany, Basilicata and Puglia – can be recognized by the fact that our wines aim for a type of quality based on elegance, rather than power. They are wines of character but are also immediately appealing; they are convivial wines, ideal for drinking with meals and with one’s family and friends. This attractive style is combined with the goal of obtaining wines that are long-lived and capable of aging well, which evolve and gradually reveal their complexity. Naturally, the elegance that is the hallmark of the Tommasi style always derives from highlighting the quality of the individual terroirs and their natural and cultural identities.
> What prompted you to invest in the Casisano Estate?
When we selected Casisano estate in 2015, preferring it to two other options, what convinced us was tasting the wine, which demonstrated great potential. And we worked very hard, as we always do, to prepare and take painstaking care of our vineyards.ù
> In recent years, have you made any changes in the way you cultivate Sangiovese Grosso, and what are they?
We haven’t made any changes in the last few years except for the long and painstaking task of reorganizing the vineyards, because when we bought the property they were often in considerable need of being replanted and cleaned up.
There is a plot of around 3 hectares that we had to replant a year ago with Sangiovese Grosso, in which we decided to test a Guyot training system, as opposed to the traditional cordon spur. We’ll see in the next few years how this type of vine training behaves, and then decide whether me might convert to it in future.
> How is your 2015 Brunello different compared to the other wines on offer in the marketplace?
The Casisano estate is in the most southeasterly of the three sub-zones for Brunello, where the Sangiovese Grosso grapes, thanks to the higher altitude, benefit from a cooler climate: they ripen more slowly and have good natural acidity.
These are the perfect conditions – together with the composition of the soil – for obtaining wines that are notable for their finesse.
> Upcoming initiatives linked with the 2015 Brunello?
This year we will concentrate on promoting a wine that is the result of five years of intense hard work. Our first appointment is the “Benvenuto Brunello” event in Montalcino. This will be followed by masterclasses in the United States and in Canada, for which we have been selected by the Brunello Consortium and where two meetings are planned for March.


2015 Casisano Brunello reviews

The first appreciative reviews for our 2015 Casisano Brunello di Montalcino Docg
2015, the first vintage of our Casisano Brunello di Montalcino Docg since we purchased the estate in March 2015, has been received by the international press in the best possible way, immediately obtaining some important accolades.
Wine critic James Suckling, according to whom 2015 may be considered an extraordinary year for Brunello, gave it a rating of 94/100, while Monica Larner of “Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate” gave it 91/ 100, and Walter Speller (writing for Jancis Robinson) rewarded it with a vote of 17+ out of 20 (read HERE the reviews)
These initial successful results from international wine writers reward a wine made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso, which comes from the nine hectares of vines at Casisano estate dedicated exclusively to the production of Brunello. These vines are Cordon Spur-trained and face south-east, on mixed soil rich in stones and galestro (schistous marl).
The ideal weather conditions of 2015
It is important to recognize that in 2015 there were the ideal weather conditions (a mild winter, an averagely rainy spring, a dry summer and a variable autumn with excellent thermal excursion) in order to be able to pick grapes with notably complex aromas, elegant tannins and natural acidity that was considerably higher than the norm: all decisive in creating a product of rare and outstanding quality.

«The first Brunello that we have supervised from the vineyard to the winery» underlines Casisano’s enologist Emiliano Falsini, «is the synthesis of an ideal year and a special terroir: a wine of great depth, structure and elegance, destined to continue evolving with age in the bottle».

Casisano’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Docg displays a deep ruby color, tinged with garnet. It opens up on the nose with an elegant, fresh complexity, based on the fruity and spicy notes that are typical of Sangiovese. It offers attractive balance on the palate, with its great structure being accompanied by velvety tannins and considerable persistence.
Maceration on the skins, maturation in oak casks and aging in bottle
Casisano’s 2015 Brunello Docg follows the traditional vinification method, with maceration on the skins for around twenty-five days, followed by maturation for three years in Slavonian oak casks with a maximum capacity of sixty hectoliters and at least six months’ bottle-aging.
It is perfect for accompanying rich game dishes, grilled red meats and mature cheeses.
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Casisano estate
The Casisano estate lies on a natural terrace at 480 meters above sea level, overlooking the south-eastern zone of the Montalcino region, facing Sant’Angelo in Colle and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo. The soils are made up of sandstone rocks and schistous marl containing stones, clay, and tuff of volcanic origin. The estate covers an area of 53 hectares, of which 22 are vineyards and 8 are olive groves.
Nine hectares are dedicated to the production of Brunello, seven hectares to Rosso, and the other six hectares to the Sant’ Antimo denomination. Casisano is entirely planted with Sangiovese Grosso, with traditional Cordon Spur training, and is divided up into ten vineyard sites. From the oldest of these (of around two hectares) the grapes are selected for the Brunello Riserva Colombaiolo.
Plant density is 4,000 vines per hectare, sometimes rising to 5,000 in the older vineyards. The average yield is 7,000 kilos of grapes per hectare. The grapes are selected strictly by hand.
Today, the Casisano estate produces around 100,000 bottles a year, of which 45,000 are of Brunello.
Each single parcel of Casisano’s vineyards is managed and monitored according to the characteristics of the soil, its exposure and the type of wine to be made from it. This agronomic management allows us to maintain a good balance between vegetation and fruit and guarantees that the vineyards remain in harmony with the ecosystem, thus ensuring that our grapes have excellent taste profiles.
 


WELCOME to BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2015

The first great vintage produced by the Tommasi family

Montalcino (SI), 21st February 2020 – From 21st to 24th February, during the “Benvenuto Brunello” event organized by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino and in the meetings that will take place at Casisano itself, the Tommasi family – vintners since 1902 – will present their first “own” Brunello.

The 2015 will, in fact, be the first to be supervised totally, from the vineyard to the winery, by enologists Emiliano Falsini and Giancarlo Tommasi.

Casisano’s Brunello, made entirely from Sangiovese Grosso grapes, comes from the nine hectares of vines dedicated exclusively to the production of this particular wine. These are Cordon Spur-trained and have a south-easterly exposure, on mixed soils that are rich in stones and galestro (schistous marl).

In 2015, there were ideal climatic conditions (a mild winter, normally rainy spring, dry summer and a variable autumn with excellent thermal excursion) in order to obtain grapes with notably complex aromas, elegant tannins and much higher than average natural acidity: all decisive in creating a product of rare and outstanding quality.

“The 2015 vintage may be considered one of the best in the last decades, due to the ideal weather in every season” states enologist Emiliano Falsini, in charge of production at Casisano. “Loving Montalcino is an act of faith in Sangiovese: the Brunello denomination is in constant evolution, but it is always faithful to its one true love. This is a region that has succeeded in renewing itself and become ever more important, always guided by the distinctive characteristics of its main grape variety and thanks to great producers who have never turned their backs on quality.  2015 also marks a new course for Casisano, a splendid estate in one of the highest points of the denomination, where elegance, acidity and freshness are what this extraordinary terroir offers us, and these are the traits we have sought to encapsulate in this fine wine”.

 

Taste characteristics and the winemaking process
Casisano’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. displays a deep ruby color, tinged with garnet. It opens up on the nose with an elegant, fresh complexity, based on the fruity and spicy notes that are typical of Sangiovese. It offers attractive balance on the palate, with its great structure being accompanied by velvety tannins and considerable persistence. The winemaking process for the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino follows the traditional method of maceration on the skins for around twenty-five days, followed by three years’ maturation in Slavonian oak casks (with a maximum capacity of sixty hectoliters) and at least six months’ bottle-aging.


WELCOME to BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2015

The first great vintage produced by the Tommasi family
Montalcino (SI), 21st February 2020 – From 21st to 24th February, during the “Benvenuto Brunello” event organized by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino and in the meetings that will take place at Casisano itself, the Tommasi family – vintners since 1902 – will present their first “own” Brunello.
The 2015 will, in fact, be the first to be supervised totally, from the vineyard to the winery, by enologists Emiliano Falsini and Giancarlo Tommasi.
Casisano’s Brunello, made entirely from Sangiovese Grosso grapes, comes from the nine hectares of vines dedicated exclusively to the production of this particular wine. These are Cordon Spur-trained and have a south-easterly exposure, on mixed soils that are rich in stones and galestro (schistous marl).
In 2015, there were ideal climatic conditions (a mild winter, normally rainy spring, dry summer and a variable autumn with excellent thermal excursion) in order to obtain grapes with notably complex aromas, elegant tannins and much higher than average natural acidity: all decisive in creating a product of rare and outstanding quality.
“The 2015 vintage may be considered one of the best in the last decades, due to the ideal weather in every season” states enologist Emiliano Falsini, in charge of production at Casisano. “Loving Montalcino is an act of faith in Sangiovese: the Brunello denomination is in constant evolution, but it is always faithful to its one true love. This is a region that has succeeded in renewing itself and become ever more important, always guided by the distinctive characteristics of its main grape variety and thanks to great producers who have never turned their backs on quality.  2015 also marks a new course for Casisano, a splendid estate in one of the highest points of the denomination, where elegance, acidity and freshness are what this extraordinary terroir offers us, and these are the traits we have sought to encapsulate in this fine wine”.
 
Taste characteristics and the winemaking process
Casisano’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. displays a deep ruby color, tinged with garnet. It opens up on the nose with an elegant, fresh complexity, based on the fruity and spicy notes that are typical of Sangiovese. It offers attractive balance on the palate, with its great structure being accompanied by velvety tannins and considerable persistence. The winemaking process for the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino follows the traditional method of maceration on the skins for around twenty-five days, followed by three years’ maturation in Slavonian oak casks (with a maximum capacity of sixty hectoliters) and at least six months’ bottle-aging.