Antinori Castello Della Sala Cervaro Della Sala 2018

Antinori Castello Della Sala Cervaro Della Sala 2018

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Castello della Sala
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The 2018 vintage was characterized by a warm climate. The nose of this white wine offers notes of chamomile, accompanied with a savory palate of delicate vanilla and butter sensations whichtransition gracefully into hints of tropical fruit.

Castello della Sala is an Italian winery and one of several estates owned by the major wine producer Marchesi Antinori. The winery and vineyards are located in Umbria, near the border with Tuscany and near the city of Orvieto within the Orvieto Classico appellation. It is best known for its white wines from regional varieties such as Grechetto and Procanico (Trebbiano) as well as international varieties Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

The winery is named for the 14th-Century medieval castle on its grounds. It was constructed in 1350 as a defensive fortification during regional conflicts around the city of Orvieto but, despite its long history, the grounds didn't produce commercial wine until the 20th century.

In 1940 it was bought by Marquis Niccolò Antinori, who owned several properties and wine estates most notably around Tuscany. The property was eventually planted with white varieties to expand on the established red wines under the umbrella of Marchesi Antinori. The castle was restored at the same time while the vineyards experimented with plantings of Grechetto and Chardonnay. In 1985 a brand new cellar and winemaking facilities were completed that included then-state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled fermentation tanks.

The estate covers 500 hectares (1240 acres) with 140ha under vine at elevations between 650 and 1480 feet. Castello della Sala has a reputation for both its Orvieto Classico-designated wine, from a blend of traditional varieties, as well as IGT wines from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir among others. The property also makes olive oil from an 8ha olive grove.