The Castello della Sala Antinori Cervaro Della Sala Umbria of Castello della Sala Antinori: a white wine from Umbria of the best of greco nero, grechetto and chardonnay grapes. The Castello della Sala Antinori Cervaro Della Sala Umbria is the ideal white to combine with grilled meats and game. Drinks&Co users reviewed this white wine with 4 of 5 points.
Technical sheet · Castello della Sala Antinori Cervaro Della Sala Umbria
“TASTING NOTES:View: Straw yellow with greenish reflections.Nose: Notes of citrus fruits, exotic fruit, bakery and butter.Mouth: Fresh and tasty; long and pleasant finish.NAME OF ORIGIN: UmbriaVINEYARD: Castello della Sala AntinoriGRAPES: 90% Cardonnay, 10% Grechetto.PREPARATION: Grapes harvested at night and chilled; Chardonnay macerates cold for 4-6 hours and ferments for 18 days in French oak barrels, where it remains on its own lees for 6 months; the Grechetto ferments and ages in stainless steel.AGING: After assembly, the wine rests for 10 months in the cellars of the Castello della Sala.PAIRING: Fish appetizers, fish sauces, pasta dishes with vegetable and mushroom sauces, stewed fish, grilled white meats, game.SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10º-12ºCALCOHOL: 13%”
“The Cervaro della Sala is a white wine classified as Umbria IGT. It was born in the castle estate of Antinori family room, which boasts a centuries-old tradition in the wine field. The vineyards are situated in Umbria, near the border of Tuscany, not far from Orvieto. The Cervaro della Sala wine derives its name from the former owners of the castle, the seat of the estate: the Monaldeschi. The vines used to produce this wine are Chardonnay and Grechetto. While the former is a French grape widespread throughout Italy, the second is a grape variety probably of Greek origin imported into Italy in ancient times, who found in Umbria ideal conditions to give their best. The Chardonnay harvest takes place in the second half of August, followed by the Grechetto at the beginning of September. The two types of grapes are fermented separately at the beginning and assembled at a later time. The result is a wine with remarkable freshness and flavor.”
“The Umbria Bianco IGT "Cervaro della Sala" Castello della Sala is one of the best known and regarded Italian white wines. The name has noble origins, Monaldeschi are in fact the owners dell'incantevolte castle in the middle of the vineyards in Terni, in Umbria. Marketed for the first time towards the end of the 80 is an assembly of Chardonnay and Grechetto, one of the most typical blends in the area. Down a year and a half, between barrel and bottle, getting a balance between elegance and an enviable freshness and softness. Intense straw yellow with golden hues, the nose is charming with sensations of honey, flint and shades of chamomile. On the palate affects the flavor, a sip of Mediterranean contraddistunge that this excellence. Also important is the freshness, accompanied by a citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Notes of vanilla and slightly buttery close a taste very broad. Unforgettable.”
“TASTING NOTES OF Antinori Castello Della Sala Cervaro Della Sala 2014:
- View: Bright yellow, green reflections.
- Nose: a rich, complex and fresh butter, hazelnut, vanilla and white flowers bouquet.
- Mouth: elegant on the palate and very tasty, fresh and vibrant, delicate sensations of toasted oak barrels, with the structure of the wine, with notes of both tropical and citrus fruits.
VINEYARD: Castello Della Sala
GRAPES: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Grechetto.”
“TASTING NOTES OF Castello Della Sala Cervaro Della Sala Umbria 2013:
- View: yellow, bright green tones. Immediately
- Nose: notes of toast, citrus, tropical fruit and buttery sensations.
- Mouth: spicy and fresh, long and persistent flavor. Nice, great future potential and good performance.
GRAPES: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Grechetto.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%”
“TASTING NOTES OF Antinori Castello Della Sala Cervaro Della Sala 2012:
- View: Bright yellow, green reflections.
- Nose: notes of chamomile, flint, and tropical fruits.
- Mouth: mineral and vibrant flavors, with perfect elegance, with notes of butter and a light touch of vanilla.
GRAPES: 85% Chardonnay, 15% Grechetto.”
“Probably the most famous white wine of Umbria from 80% Chardonnay and 20% grechetto! The complex bouquet, while the intensely fruity flavor with subtle notes of vanilla and the seemingly endless finish, this great wine can be an unforgettable experience.”
“Origin: Umbria varietals: Chardonnay, Grechetto Color: Gorgeous golden yellow Bouquet: intense with aromatic notes of citrus, pineapple, pears and acacia flowers Taste: Full-bodied taste with sweet notes of hazelnut butter with derivative forming mineral notes. This wine develops well with maturation. Recommendation: porcini salad, foie gras, truffle dishes such as risotto and pasta”
“Fermentation takes place separately for the two grape varieties to increase their aromatic heritage. Musts remained in contact with the grape skins for a period of 8 to 12 hours at a controlled temperature of around 10 °. Then the young wines were transferred into new barrels wooden French oak for a period of 6 months before the assembly. Then comes the stage of bottling and subsequent ripening period of 10 months before marketing.
The climate in 2008 will be remembered: winters not too cold nor too hot, was succeeded by a spring with intense rainfall, itself followed by the splendid summer days. This climate change has yielded very valuable crops: Chardonnay harvest starting late August, those of Grechetto ending early October. The good weather, characterizing the days when the grapes were harvested, allowed a fine selection of clusters fully mature, providing a rich and excellent material.
ll Castello della Sala, Etruscan medieval fortress surrounded by hills, is situated on a rocky promontory of the Apennines Umbro (Umbria) a few miles from the border with Tuscany and ten kilometers from the historic town of Orvieto. It Cervaro derives from the name of the owners of the Castello (Castle) della Sala in the fourteenth century: I Conti della Cervera. Antinori acquired it in 1940. The first bottle of Cervaro della Sala was produced in 1985. The marketing began two years later in 1987. It is a wine that has won numerous awards and received numerous awards for the constant proven quality.
The Cervaro expresses an intense fragrance of aromatic notes such as citrus, pear and acacia blossom and that merging with notes vanilla scents increases the complexity. Wine taste full and well structured, with sweet notes of butter and hazelnut and at the same time persistent and mineral. Wine is predisposed to age well and evolve gradually.”
“Cervaro Della Sala Marchesi Antinori Magnum 2001
Cervaro Della Sala Marchesi Antinori
Castello della Sala
The beautiful Castello della Sala, prestigious Umbrian estate of Antinori family, stands on a promontory of the Umbria. A place of incredible beauty and charm. For decades represents the heart of the production of the best white wines targati Antinori.
In the spring of 1979, the Castle comes Renzo Cotarella, a young agronomist who in less than ten years will carry the symbol of the estate's wines. In those years he begins immediately to work on an ambitious redevelopment varietal. This is aimed at obtaining white wines with more character than those produced in the Orvieto Classico. It works on chardonnay and deepen knowledge on Grechetto. The search for a great wine that is affirmed by character and personality becomes almost an obsession.
Founded in 1985, the Cervaro della Sala, absolutely one of the best known and appreciated Italian wines in the world.
Cervaro Della Sala Marchesi Antinori Magnum 2001
The initial stages of the 2001 spring saw a good amount of rain and slightly above average seasonal temperatures which favored a slight anticipation of the budding phase. The next climatic conditions, characterized by normal conditions of temperature and rainfall, has in fact determined excellent flowering and consequent fruit.
The rainfall for the first part of the summer, has allowed maintaining a good vegetative balance of the vines also in the month of August; Notwithstanding the high day temperatures, in fact, the nights were cool and it was a total ripening of all varieties.
Consequently also the trend of the grapes ripening processes are continued in an optimal manner without arrests, ensuring the prerequisite for an excellent harvest.
The grapes come from vineyards of 14/18 years located on the property surrounding Castello della Sala, at elevations between 200 and 400 meters s. the. m. , In Pliocene sedimentary soils rich in marine fossils with some clay.
The bunches, freshly picked, were transferred to a refrigerated conveyor, in order to ensure the low temperature at the time of stemming and crushing. The varieties were vinified separately in order to preserve the aromas, the musts remained in contact with the skins for about 8 hours at 10 ° C. After this stage, the musts were transferred into new 225 l. French oak (Allier and Troncais) where alcoholic fermentation took place over a period of 15 days. The wine remained on its lees in oak barrels for about five months, during which time he completed malolactic fermentation. It 'was then blended and bottled. It was then aged for a further 10 months in the historic cellars of Castello della Sala before being released on the market.
Complex aroma, intensely fruity with hints of vanilla. Citrus and tropical fruit characterize the nose. The taste is structured, mineral, with a long and persistent final note.”