MARCHESE ANTINORI Castello della Sala, Cervaro della Sala 2017/18 Bottle
White Still Wine | Italy | Umbria | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating: 96 - Drink Date: 2020 - 2035 - "Compared to the 2017 vintage that shows a more accessible and full-bodied style, the 2018 Cervaro della Sala is a classic edition—it's about as classic as I have ever tasted this landmark white from Umbria to be. This cooler vintage prizes finesse and elegance, and those traits are matched by efforts in the winery to accomplish that same goal. On many levels, the 2018 vintage opens a new chapter for Cervaro della Sala, with a stronger emphasis on preserved lemon, crisp pear and crushed mineral. The wine offers beautiful freshness and linearity. I must also mention that this vintage is released while the fruit is still a bit closed or shy. That slightly reductive approach bodes very well for the wine's future evolution."
Antinori wrote: "A blend of Chardonnay grapes and a small quantity of Grechetto make a wine that can age over time and represent the elegance and complexity of this unique estate."