2016 Antinori Castello della Sala Muffato della Sala 0,5 ltr
Muffato della Sala is produced with "noble rot" grapes, harvested in late October and early November to create the morning mists of Botrytis Cinerea or noble rot on the grape berries. This type of fungus concentrates the crop water, sugars and aromas, giving the Muffato della Sala a harmonious and unmistakable scent. The first year produced was the 1987 and consisted of the mix of varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc (50%); Grechetto (30%) and Drupeggio (20%). The composition of the blend has varied over the years and has now reached its final results. Muffato della Sala is a fascinating wine, an expression, in small quantities, of the nature of a unique terroir.
The grapes come from the vineyards of the Castello della Sala, located between 200-450 meters above sea level on clay-rich soils with many marine fossils, especially oyster shells (from the period when this was still a marine area). The grapes from the vineyards are picked by hand and only the right grapes with noble rot are picked and the rest are left hanging so sometimes 5-6 are harvested from a vine and this makes the process of a good desert wine very laborious -intensive. After picking, the grape bunches go for further selection on a conveyor belt, followed by a light pressing without destalking. After pressing, the must ferments for eighteen months at a temperature of about 17 ° Celsius. The resulting wine, still sweet, is then further aged in rAllier & Tronçais oak barriques where it is aged for six months and then aged in stainless steel tanks for a period of two years.
The Muffato della Sala 2016 has a bright and intense golden yellow color. The nose is delicate and elegant with aromas of ripe fruit, apricot and peach, harmoniously blended with floral hints, citrus fruits and slightly salty sensations. The taste confirms and fully brings out the sensations of the nose, showing a remarkable balance between freshness and sweetness with a long finish and finish.
The name Antinori is a household name in the wine world. Wherever you go in a little restaurant in the world, the wines of Antinori show off on the menu. And that is not easy! 600 years of experience precede, as many as 26 generations of wine know-how. Investments have been made carefully in domains and vineyards. And guaranteed in the best locations.
More information about Antinori
Marquis Piero Antinori is in charge and is assisted by his three daughters: Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. Funny those three A's. We are not going to bother you with all the awards that have been received over the years, because then this price list can no longer go through the letterbox. There are two red wines that are available on allocation and that one would like to get a few bottles from all over the world and that are Tignanello and Solaia and we also have these in our range at Grandcruwijnen.
In 1180, Ugo and Antinori di Rinuccino were officially named as owners of Castello di Combiate; a century later, the family who had moved to Florence were included in the register of the silk trade cooperative. In 1385, Giovanni di Piero, an indirect descendant, entered the wine guild as an apprentice. Since then, the wine-growing tradition of the Antinori family has been continuous. With the establishment of the Marchesi Antinori winery, the peak was reached in 1895 and already in 1898 the winery was built in San Casciano Val di Pesa, which is still the center of the widely branched group of properties in all major cultivation areas of Tuscany, Umbria. , Piemonte (since the early 90s through the purchase of the wine cellar Prunotto), Apulia and even California. The traditional house participating in the modern Tuscan wine-growing revolution owes much of its prestige to its former chief vinologist Giacomo Tachis, who produced exceptional wines such as Sassicaia, Tignanello (especially sangiovese), Solaia (especially cabernet) and many others. the other was responsible. Vinologist Renzo Cotarella also created one of the best chardonnays in Italy in the Umbrian Castello della Sala.
|Type of Wine
|Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Aromatic, Floral, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Powerful, White fruit
|Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag