Castello Della Sala - Cervaro Della Sala 2008-11 - Iconic Chardonnay 75cl Bottle


Castello Della Sala - Cervaro Della Sala 2008-11
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75cl Bottle
Available 27th Sep 2014

Vineyard: The grapes originate from fifteen to twenty-year-old vineyards surrounding Castello della Sala, at altitudes between 200 and 400 metres above sea level. The soil is rich in marine fossils with some clay.

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

Taste: Intense, complex aroma with notes of citrus, pear and acacia flowers balanced with a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied and well-structured palate with sweet notes of butter, hazelnut and mineral.

Press: "The 2009 Cervaro della Sala is absolutely beautiful in this vintage. Layers of ripe fruit blossom from the glass in this expressive, generous Cervaro. The oak is very nicely integrated, and there is just enough minerality to balance some of the wine's slightly riper qualities. This is a fabulous Cervaro loaded with personality and sheer class." - 91 points, The Wine Advocate, June 2011.

Awards: Three glasses, Gambero Rosso 2012

Category(s):     White Wine

Producer: Castello Della Sala - Antinori   -
ABV:   13%
Appellation:   Umbria IGT
Body:   Medium Bodied
Brand:   Castello Della Sala - Antinori
Country of Origin:   Italy
Food Match:   Lobster & Shellfish
Food Match:   Funghi
Grape Type:   Chardonnay
Grape Type:   Grechetto
Quality Designation:   IGT
Region:   Umbria
Style of White Wine:   Full & Oaky
Sweetness of wine:   Dry
Unoaked:   No
Vintage:   2008-11


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Producer Information

Niccolo Antinori bought the 14th 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. Bram to del Cervo is effectively a mini-Cervaro, further proof of Umbria's affinity with Chardonnay; Conte della Vipera is a full, herbal Sauvignon, more Bordeaux in style than Loire. The inhabitants of the castle originally ruled over the whole province of Orvieto, so the range would not be complete without a flagship example of the DOC; the 'Superiore' designates much lower permitted yields, and hence considerable concentration.

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