CERVARO

2017 Antinori Castello della Sala

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Grapes Grechetto, Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin Italy, Umbria
ABV 13.5%

Thanks to the warm conditions of the vintage, the 2017 Cervaro della Sala takes us back to a time when this wine was denser, more extracted and packed with glycerin-rich fruit flavors like apricot and peach. Of course, the Antinori family has since moved beyond that style, most notably by tweaking the oak regime used on this wine. But the thickness and richness of the fruit in this dry and hot vintage takes us back in time with a hint of sweet nostalgia. This wine is fresh and spicy with stone fruit, mature apricot, honey, saffron and toasted almond. In a normal vintage, some 220,000 bottles are made, but production was lower in the 2017 vintage, resulting in 170,000 bottles instead. Drinking range: 2019 - 2033 Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (www.robertparker.com) (Oct 2019)

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The 2017 vintage, characterized by a generally warm climate, nonetheless maintains the freshness and the typical Mediterranean style of Cervaro della Sala. The nose offers perceptible notes of chamomile and flint. The palate is savory with the characteristic and delicate sensations of vanilla and butter which meld gracefully into hints of tropical fruit to compose a well-defined bouquet. The wine is still young, but will be able to evolve well for years to come as well. Rating: 94 Winemaker's notes(Sep 2019)

This is big and powerful, without being ripe and heavy. So much apple, stone, and hints of toffee. Aromatic. Full-bodied, layered and framed with phenolic tension and a great finish. Muscular and agile at the same time. One of the best I have tasted. Drink or hold. Drinking range: 2019 - Rating: 99 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(Apr 2019)

Antinori Castello della Sala

The Castello della Sala property covers a total surface area of 500 hectares today, of which 160 are planted with vineyards on clayey soil of sedimentary and volcanic origin, rich in Pliocene fossils. The non-traditional varieties grown here include several Chardonnay clones and Grechetto.

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