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Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro Della Sala

Italy
REGION
Umbria
SIZE
750ml
ABV
13%
VINTAGE
2015
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Grape Varieties: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Grechetto
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TASTE
Intense, complex aroma with notes of white flowers and flint balanced by a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied and well-structured palate with notes of toast, citrus and mineral. Elegant and persistent in the mouth, this is a wine with a long life ahead of it.

FOOD PAIRING
Pasta · Vegetarian · Appetizers and snacks · Lean fish · Cured Meat

PRODUCER
Niccolò Antinori bought the fourteenth-century Castello della Sala in 1940, to provide a source of white wines to match the excellence of his Tuscan reds. With the introduction of Cervaro della Sala in 1987, his dream was fully realised: this is one of Italy’s defining whites, as influential and sought after as Tignanello. The vineyards are planted with a mixture of traditional Italian and international varieties, offering a range of wines from the traditional Orvieto to the mould-breaking IGTs.

VINEYARD
The grapes originate from fifteen to twenty-year-old vineyards surrounding Castello della Sala, at altitudes between 300 and 400 metres above sea level. The soil is rich in marine fossils with some clay. The grapes were harvested at night to maintain freshness.

WINERY
Grapes were kept at a low temperature for destemming and crushing. The two varieties were fermented separately. The Chardonnay must was kept in contact with the skins for 4-6 hours to increase the range of aromas, was settled by gravity, then transferred into 225-litre French oak barriques for fermentation. The wine remained on its lees in barriques for about five months, during which time the malolactic was completed. It was then blended and bottled, and spent twelve months in bottle before release.

PRESS
“This is the full treatment white from Italy and it always delivers. Aromas of cooked apple, cream, hints of toasted oak and peach. Full body, bright acidity, with tangy fresh fruit. Hints of yogurt and wood. Complex and truly great. Love the backbone of acidity that gives lovely form.” – 96 points, James Suckling

SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 13%
Awards Press
Closure Cork
Size 750ml
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Vintage 2015
Location
Country Italy
Region Umbria
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