Berkmann's Wine Cellars

Castello della Sala

Niccolò Antinori bought the 14th century Castello della Sala in 1940, to provide a source of white wines to match the excellence of his Tuscan reds. With the introduction of Cervaro della Sala in 1987, his dream was fully realised: this is one of Italy’s defining whites, as influential and sought-after as Tignanello. Bramìto del Cervo is effectively a mini-Cervaro, further proof of Umbria’s affinity with Chardonnay; Conte della Vipera is a full, herbal Sauvignon, more Bordeaux in style than Loire. The inhabitants of the castle originally ruled over the whole province of Orvieto, so the range would not be complete without a flagship example of the DOC; the ‘Superiore’ designates much lower permitted yields, and hence considerable concentration.

Website: www.antinori.it


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