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Unforgettable Wine Dinner: The Wines of Casanova di Neri
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM (EST)
**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ron Smith Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Johns Hopkins University**
A limited-invitation, exclusive wine dinner celebrating the occasion of the re-release of the Brunello Tenuta Nuova 2007 from Casanova di Neri and showcasing the following wine:
- 2009, Casanova di Neri, Sant'Antimo Rosso di Casanova di Neri
- 2007, Casanova di Neri, Brunello di Montalcino "Tenuta Nuova"
- 2009, Casanova di Neri, Sant'Antimo Rosso Pietradonice (Cabernet Sauvignon)
While these wine are the celebrated centerpieces for the evening, wines will be poured during the reception, a white wine to start, and a memorable and limited-production passito accompanying dessert. Naturally, the availability of these wines is somewhat limited, but wines will be made available for order and purchase through The Wine Merchant in Lutherville.
The MENU by Sergio Vitale includes:
Stuzzichini – Assorted Antipasti
Bartolomiol, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Gemin DOCG, NV
Ginger Marinated Tuna Carpaccio Ribbons, Spicy Avocado and Radishes
Farmstead Egg, Truffled Porcini Brodo, Parmigiano fett’unta
Rabbit Confit, Cannellini Beans & Chard
2009, Casanova di Neri, Sant'Antimo Rosso di Casanova di Neri
Ravioli Piemontesi Gratinee, Robiola Cheese Fonduta
2007, Casanova di Neri, Brunello di Montalcino "Tenuta Nuova" DOCG
Aldo’s “Tournedos Rossini”
Pan-Seared Filet Mignon & Foie Gras, Truffled Wild Mushrooms, Potato Pave
Casanova di Neri, Sant'Antimo Rosso Pietradonice (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Gelato, Chocolate Macaroons
Antonelli San Marco, Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito
It will surely be a memorable dinner.
The dinner is available $135.00 per person, tax and gratuities included.
*The Eventbrite processing fee will be refunded in the form of an Aldo's Gift Card on the night of the event, which may be redeemed at a future date.
**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ron Smith Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Johns Hopkins University
MORE ABOUT CASANOVA DI NERI
Although a relative newcomer (it was founded in 1971), trendsetting Casanova di Neri Winery has become one of the most-respected wineries of Montalcino if not in Italy. This family-run cellar owes its success to a solid track record of powerful, luxuriant Brunellos and to the exclusive crus, Tenuta Nuova and Cerretalto. The past decade has seen a vast change in the winery as it has acquired more vineyards and has installed cutting-edge technology that's pushing it to the forefront of Tuscan winemaking.
The wines of Casanova di Neri are renowned for their elegant, modern style and enjoy a steady flow of accolades from specialty magazines and contests the world over. In 2006, the Wine Spectator named their Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2001 the world's top wine, calling it "one of the best examples of the recent winemaking renaissance in Tuscany". Of the five wines made here, all except one (the Cabernet Pietradonice) are made with 100 percent Sangiovese Grosso. True products of the warm Mediterranean climate and sandy soils that characterize Montalcino, Casanova di Neri's wines are pungent, complex super high quality wines that can age well for decades.
A small, family company run by Giacomo Neri, Casanova di Neri has only 48 hectares of planted vineyards. Yet those 48 high-density hectares are divided among four separate estates -- “Pietradonice” in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, the “Cetine” in S. Angelo in Colle, the “Cerretalto” and the “Fiesole” near the new cellar -- each with its own personality and nuances. Casanova di Neri's new cellar is the culmination of years of work. A three-storey underground cellar, it is perfectly suited to blending and aging the potent wines born here.
When & Where
Aldo's Ristorante Italiano, The Wine Merchant and Grappoli Imports
For more info, please contact Margaret Occhiogrosso, Aldo's Private Dining Manager, at 410.662.2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.