Antinori Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala Chardonnay Umbria IGT

Umbria IGT

2016 Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala Chardonnay

97 points
March 22, 2018
95+ points
The Wine Advocate
September 06, 2018

Wine Description

The wine is a light straw yellow with slight green highlights in color and expresses rich, complex and intense aromas. The palate is supple but vibrant, elegant and well-structured, and is characterized by the classic mineral sensations and delicate note of hazelnut butter.

Food Pairings

chicken cacciatore, gnocchi with butter, prosciutto and melon, crab cakes

Wine Analysis

Chardonnay with a small percentage of Grechetto
After a brief cold maceration (4 hours), the must went into stainless steel tanks before going into oak barrels. Three months later, the Chardonnay went back into stainless steel tanks to be blended with the Grechetto (which had been fermented separately in stainless steel). After bottling, the wine was aged for several months before release.

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