Castello della Sala Cevaro della Sala 2017


£53.28 Price Per Bottle

£319.70 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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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

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Country Italy

Region  Umbria

Appelation Umbria IGT

Grape  90% Chardonnay  10% Grechetto

Alcohol 13%

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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 Italys 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.


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.


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

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Data sheet

Vintage
2017
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Umbria

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Castello della Sala Cevaro della Sala 2017

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

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