2021 Antinori Cervaro della Sala
In the glass it has a beautiful straw yellow color with a complex fruity bouquet in the nose with hints of citrus, pineapple, pears and vanilla (from the wood). The taste is nice, full and with a clear character. There are also hints of flowers to discover. This blend wine from Umbria is made from 85% Chardonnay and 15% Grechetto.
This super wine from Antinori comes from Umbria, which can be combined with a beautiful Burgundy. Complex due to the aging in wooden barrels. In the smell and taste the unity of vanilla, acacia flowers, citrus fruit and pear followed by a full, creamy impression in the taste: unmistakably a Chardonnay. The Grechette grape here provides an original mineral-like tones. the aftertaste lasts very long. the wine is named after the family that owned Castello della Sala in the 14th century. Conti Della Cervara. The grapes for this beautiful white wine come from the 15 to 20 year old vineyards of the Castello della Sala domain. The vineyards are located at an altitude between 200 and 400 meters. The soil is calcareous, full of marine fossils and clay.
Immediately after picking, the grapes are cooled to ensure that they arrive in the press quite cold. The grapes are pressed and fermented separately. To obtain the best possible aroma, the skins are soaked in the must for about 8 hours. For the further fermentation of the wine, it goes, for 15 days, in 225 liter large French oak barriques. The further maturation then takes place for approx. 5 months in wooden barriques. The blend is made before the wine is bottled. The wine then remains in the bottle in the domain's cellars for further maturation for about 10 months.
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.
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||White|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||97|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Floral, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Powerful, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|