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Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala 2014

Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala 2014

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0,75 l  -  13.00% by vol.
Castello della Sala (Antinori)
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Cervaro della Sala is the forerunner of the great chardonnay vinified and aged in oak. Harvest after harvest, since its first vintage in 1985, is a performer of exceptional terroir. It has an intense and complex, where the varietal notes are perfectly integrated with hints of refinement. Candied citrus, yellow fruit such as banana, acacia flowers and mineral nuances, merge into one unit evocative and enveloping, a legendary wine to evolve and grow old long.
The wine has an intense and complex aroma, in which notes of citrus, pear, and acacia flowers are fused with hints of vanilla.
On the palate the wine is full and well-structured, with sweet notes of butter and hazelnut, while at the same time persistent and minerally.
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Serving temperature:
12 - 14°C.
Longevity:
10 - 15 years
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Name Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala 2014
Wine type White still
Classification IGT Umbria
Year 2014
Format 0,75 l Standard
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Grapes 85% Chardonnay, 15% Grechetto
History Il Cervaro takes its name from the noble family who owned Castello della Sala during the 14th century: Conti Della Cervara. Antinori purchased the estate in 1940. The first vintage of Cervaro della Sala produced was 1985, released on the market in 1987. This wine won countless prizes and received significant acknowledgement of the steady quality demonstrated.
Vineyards location The grapes originate from 15 to 20 year-old vineyards located on the lands surrounding Castello della Sala, growing at altitudes between 200 and 400 meters above sea level.
Composition of the land This terrain dates back to the Pliocene era and is therefore rich in marine fossils mixed with some clay soils.
Harvest Temperatures throughout the winter were mild, rarely dropping below 0° C. Thanks to a serene and balanced spring, especially due to the absence of rain, plant regrowth was excellent, developing about 15 days ahead of schedule, as compared to the previous year. This made it necessary to carry out certain activities in the vineyard contemporaneously; which usually take place consecutively one by one. The months of July and August were hot but without peaks in temperature, thus permitting grape maturation to take place gradually and steadily. The absence of rainy days during the period of grape maturation resulted in extremely healthy bunches, even if they ripened ahead of time and weighed less, consequently producing a lower quantity. The chardonnay harvest began in the first half of August and continued to the first days of September.
Temperature fermentation Controlled temperature at 10° C.
Period fermentation As soon as the grape bunches were picked they were transferred to a refrigerated woven-wire, in order to assure low temperatures at the moment of crushing/destemming. The varietals were separately vinified and in the end, in order to augment the aromatic properties, the grape-must was left in contact with the skins between 8 and 12 hours at 10° C
Production technique the musts were transferred into 225-liter new wood barrels made of French oak (Alliers and Troncais) where alcoholic fermentation took place for 14 days.
Aging The wine remained in contact with the lees in wooden barrels for about six months, during which time malolactic fermentation was completed. It was then blended and bottled. This was followed by a period of another 10 months of bottle-ageing in the historic wine cellars of Castello della Sala before being introduced to the market
Alcohol 13.00% by volume
Production year 160,000 bottles
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Castello della Sala (Antinori)

OVERVIEW Castello della Sala stands on a rocky promontory (at 534m a.s.l.)in the Umbrian Apennines not far from the border with Tuscany, about 18km from the historical town of Orvieto. This beautiful Medieval fortress is surrounded by old Etruscan h...
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92/100 
2007
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2006
Wine Spectator
94/100 
2006
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