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Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala Umbria 2022 (6 x 75cl CASE)

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  • Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Vintage: 2022
  • ABV: 13,5%
  • Origin: Umbria/Italy
  • Grapes: Chardonnay /Grechetto

Description

Antinori is the most famous name in Italian wine and the influence of Piero Antinori in the last 25 years has been nothing short of revolutionary.

The name Cervaro comes from the noble family that owned Castello della Sala during the 14th century, Monaldeschi della Cervara. A blend of Chardonnay grapes and a small quantity of Grechetto make a wine that can age over time and represent the elegance and complexity of this unique estate. Castello della Sala is located in the Umbria region, not far from the Tuscan border, about 18 kilometers from the historic city of Orvieto. The Medieval castle’s property extends over an area of 500 hectares, 170 hectares are planted with vineyards at an altitude that varies between 220 and 470 meters above sea level on the gently rolling hillsides that characterize the beautiful countryside in this area.

The Cervaro della Sala and Bramìto della Sala continue to be huge standouts and a perfect example of the heights that Chardonnay can reach in this region.

This is Marchesi Antinori's top white wine, and it comes from the region of Umbria. The Castello della Sala 2022 Cervaro della Sala is based on Chardonnay and has a small part of the local grape Grechetto in the blend. The nose opens to a reductive note of flint or matchstick, but it lifts quickly to reveal soft orchard fruit, white peach and minty apple. There are delicately applied toasted notes with a hint of pecan or macadamia nut. To finish, you also get salty mineral notes that underline the extremely vertical or lifted personality of the bouquet. Renzo Cotarella tells me that tweaks to winemaking in recent years have attempted "to slim down the wine and not make it any bigger." This was a hot vintage, but Cervaro della Sala remains true to its leaner and meaner blueprint. However, given its accessible personality, we could expect a shorter drinking window for the 2022s. 94 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous