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Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala 2018

The name Cervaro comes from the noble family that owned Castello della Sala during the 14th century, Monaldeschi della Cervara and this award winning white wine is named in honour to the family. A blend of Chardonnay grapes and a small quantity of Grechetto the concept was to craft a white wine that had the capacity to age over time and represent the elegance and complexity of this unique estate. First produced in 1985, the Cervaro della Sala was one of the first Italian white wines to have both malolactic fermentation and ageing take place in barriques. The 2018 Cervaro della Sala is a luminous straw yellow in colour streaked with occasional greenish highlights. The nose shows light toasted notes accompanied by aromas of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and hints of butter. The palate is notably savoury and fresh, with characteristics of chamomile, white fruit, and flint along with a pleasurable persistence and tasting depth. While still quite young Cervaro is already inviting and enjoyable and will evolve in an optimal fashion in the years to come.

Wine File
Producer:
Castello della Sala
Country:
Italy
Region:
Umbria
Sub Region:
Umbria IGT
Style:
White Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Chardonnay , Grechetto
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.13
£65.00

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