Cervaro della Sala di Castello della Sala, owned by Antinori, is a top Umbrian white wine with great expressions and the remarkable ability to accompany the most pleasant occasions.
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|Producer||Castello Della Sala - Antinori|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Grapes||90% Chardonnay, 10% Grechetto|
|Pairs with||A wine for all kinds of meals, it is exhilarated with countless and rich seafood preparations. Try also with truffel dishes. Serve at 10-12 C.|
The Antinori family has been committed to the art of winemaking for over six centuries since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member, of the “Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri”, the Florentine Winemakers’ Guild. All throughout its history, twenty-six generations long, the Antinori family has managed the business directly making innovative and sometimes bold decisions while upholding the utmost respect for traditions and the environment.
Castello della Sala is located in Umbria, near the historic city of Orvieto – a region exceptional for producing white varieties. Castello della Sala, a magnificent medieval manor with 170 hectares of vineyards located between the Paglia river and the summit of Monte Nibbio. The clayey and calcareous soil vineyards are located at an altitude of 220 – 470 m.
This wine is primarily produced from Chardonnay and Grechetto grapes, harvested overnight and chilled to preserve their aromas, prior to pressing and destemming. The two varieties mature at different times, and are fermented and refined separately. Chardonnay is briefly macerated cold for 4-6 hours, then fermented for 18 days in new French oak barriques, where it remains on its own yeasts for 6 months. The Grechetto, however, is fermented and refined in stainless steel. The wine is then assembled and, once bottled, rests for 10 months in the historic cellars of Castello della Sala.
Colour: Light straw yellow with brief greenish highlights
Flavour: It expresses rich, complex, and intense aromas. The notes of citrus fruit, pears, and acacia flowers are in perfect balance with the sweet and spicy notes of vanilla.
Taste: The palate is supple but vibrant, elegant and well structured, characterized by the classic mineral sensations and by the light notes of hazelnut butter.