The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the “Arte Fiorentina”, the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. The name of the wine, Cervaro, derives from that of the noble family which owned the castle during the 14th century: Monaldeschi della Cervara. The Antinori family purchased the property – the castle and the surrounding land - in the year 1940. The first vintage of Cervaro della Sala, 1985, was released in 1987. The wine has been awarded various prizes and won much recognition for the consistent excellence of its quality. Chardonnay 90% , Grechetto 10%.
It is mainly produced with Chardonnay and Grechetto grapes, harvested overnight and refrigerated to preserve its aromas, before pressing and destemming. The two varieties ripen in different periods, are fermented and refined in a different way. Chardonnay is briefly cold macerated for 4-6 hours, then fermented for 18 days in new French oak barrels, where it remains on its lees for 6 months. The Grechetto, on the other hand, ferments and ages in stainless steel. The wine is then assembled and, once bottled, it rests for 10 months in the historic cellars of Castello della Sala.
It has a bright straw yellow color with greenish reflections.
The nose opens with toasted notes and fruity nuances of citrus and exotic fruits, with slight sensations of butter.
On the palate, it is savory and fresh, with a long and persistent finish. Pleasant immediately, it has excellent evolutionary potential.
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