"The Podere ( farm ) Casanova was appreciated and acquired, together with the entire Tenuta La Torre, by the divine Michelangelo Buonarroti and on his behalf by his nephew Leonardo, with an act of June 18, 1549. Shortly before, on April 25, the famous sculptor wrote to his nephew : «Regarding the Chianti estate, I say that I like to buy more quickly than to keep money; and if this said farm is a good thing, it seems to me to take it away in any case quickly because this is a good land, as you write to me (…) ».
The sale takes place at an expense of 2,300 florins. The master is defined in the notarial deed with the expression “Egregium Sculptorem”.
At least since the early sixteenth century the land of Casanova has been identified as “working, planted with vines, olive trees, fruity and firm stones”, while the first certain accounting records of Casanova’s “red wine” sent to Casa Buonarroti in Florence date back to 1551, 50 soldi ( coins ) a barrel.
Bright ruby. Pleasant olfactory perceptions reminiscent of black cherries, sour cherries, also sweet spices, vanilla and mineral puffs. Consistent on the palate, with well tannins."
Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese
Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Farming Practices: Certified Organic
Aging: 2 years in Slavonian and old Tuscan oak barrels
89 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Made with organically farmed Sangiovese, this has earthy aromas of cedar, violet and scorched earth. The taut palate offers ripe blackberry, tangerine zest and sage alongside tightly knit tannins. Drink 2024–2031." -KO, 5/1/22