Cervaro della Sala Umbria IGT
Cervaro della Sala, the “flagship” wine of this estate, has earned important recognition and countless fond admirers. The Cervaro name derives from the noble family which owned Castello della Sala during hte 15th century, the Monaldeschi del Cervaro. The Antinori family purchased the estate in 1940. The first vintage of Cervaro della Sala to be produced was the 1985, marketed in 1987. This Tuscan white wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto grapes, fermented and aged for 5 months in barriques and matured in the bottle for about 10 months in the Medieval cellars of the Castle.
The wine, a light straw yellow with brief greenish highlights, expresses rich, complex, and intense aromas. The notes of citrus fruit, pears, and acacia flowers are in perfect balance with the sweet and spicy notes of vanilla. The palate is supple but vibrant, elegant and well structured, characterized by the classic mineral sensations and by the light notes of hazelnut butter.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
Cervaro perfectly matches with red meat dishes, from starters to not overly structured first courses. It combines well with seafood and all kinds of fish. Served cold, this white wine is great as a truly unique, stylish aperitif.
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The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the “Arte Fiorentina”, the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, thorough twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions, but always maintaining, unaltered, a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated.