• "San Giovanni della Sala" Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC 2020

      “San Giovanni della Sala” Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC 2020

      From Castello della Sala, situated not far from Orvieto at an altitude of 500m, come without exception excellent wines, as the inexpensive "entry-level wine" San Giovanni della Sala already proves. Its freshness, richness and balance are remarkable, with notes of yellow flowers, green apple, sage and ginger. Then on the palate, a tremendously silky texture and juicy acidity that lead this juicy white into a beautiful, mineral finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2020 San Giovanni della Sala lifts up pretty and delicate, mixing peach skins with spring flowers and a hint of wet stone. It displays soft and enveloping textures, contrasted by stimulating acidity and saline-mineral tones that add tension throughout. Its fruit is decidedly green in color, mixing lime with Granny Smith apple, and tapering off with a flourish of savory herbs. The San Giovanni della Sala is a spicy and invigorating mix of Grechetto, Procanico, Pinot Bianco and Viognier that keeps you coming back to the glass for more." Vinous

      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Grechetto, 25% Procanico, 25% Pinot Bianco and Viognier
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,89 g/l
      • Sulfite: 59 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10080320 · 0,75 l · 22,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      16,50 €
    • "Bramito della Sala" Chardonnay Umbria IGT 2020

      “Bramito della Sala” Chardonnay Umbria IGT 2020

      Rich, beautifully balanced bouquet with notes of kumquats. On the palate, yellow stone fruit, graphite, minerals and a delicate vanilla note. This fresh white is already elegant, balanced, full-bodied and persistent on the palate, further bottle ageing will round it off fully. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dried apricots and peaches emerge from an air of white smoke and incense as the 2020 Bramìto della Sala opens up in the glass. It's soft and appealing through its stimulating mix of mineral-tinged orchard fruits and complementary nuances of sour citrus. Hints of grapefruit and green botanicals linger throughout the long, spicy. mouthwatering finale." Vinous

      "A refreshing white that meshes a spine of snappy acidity and a streak of salty mineral with a pleasing range of creamy Honeycrisp apple, orange curd, blanched almond and honeysuckle notes. Ends with a lingering, lightly spiced finish." Wine Spectator

      • Vinous:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 5 months barrique and large wooden barrel
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 68 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10080220 · 0,75 l · 25,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      18,90 €
    • "Muffato della Sala" Umbria IGT 2015

      “Muffato della Sala” Umbria IGT 2015

      Fine late harvest from the house of Antinori: Complex fragrance and silky taste with aromas of sweet, juicy peaches, ripe pears, jasmine, caramel and honey. Muffato della Sala is one of Italy's most famous and delicious sweet wines. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2014 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Sauvignon, 40% Grechetto, Gew
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 148,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 118,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,59
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10080415 · 0,5 l · 73,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      36,90 €
    • "Cervaro della Sala" Umbria IGT 2019

      “Cervaro della Sala” Umbria IGT 2019

      For many years, Castello della Sala has been delivering one of Italy's most famous white wines, the Cervaro. In recent years, it has become fresher and at the same time deeper, without the conservative, broad style that still characterised older late harvest editions of this wine. On the nose, apple compote, cream, notes of oak bark, mango and peach. On the palate, full of tropical fruits with a fine vein of acidity and precise mineral components. A long-lasting, beautiful white and every year rightly one of the most sought-after white wines in the wine world. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A toasty, medium-bodied white, with rich notes of baked nectarine, grilled nut, lemon curd and candied ginger gliding across the palate. Enlivened and balanced by well-honed acidity and a chalky underpinning that lingers on the snappy finish." Wine Spectator

      "A mix of mulled yellow apples, crushed hazelnuts, dusty dried flowers and wet stone creates a rich and inviting display as the 2019 Cervaro della Sala evolves in the glass. It's soft and enveloping, casting opulent waves of textural ripe orchard fruits and subtle savory spices across the palate. Nuances of wild herbs come together with lingering mineral tones under an air of vanilla custard as the Cervaro della Sala tapers off fresh yet with incredible length. This blend, primarily Chardonnay with a dollop of Grechetto, could use another year or two to fully unwind." Vinous

      "The Castello della Sala 2019 Cervaro della Sala relies on a time-honored formula in which the Grechetto grape adds vertical intensity and freshness and Chardonnay gives structure and sophistication. Indeed, Grechetto (with late-harvest clones) never goes above 10% of the blend, and no malolactic fermentation is performed on that variety in order to maintain its tonic and fresh personality. This stunning edition shows orchard fruit, honey and flinty notes. The Chardonnay ferments in neutral barrique from September to February, and fine-grained wood is prioritized to render a reductive winemaking technique to further preserve aromatic intensity. This mid-weight and age-worthy white is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, acacia flower and tropical fruit." Robert Parker

      "A full-bodied white with complex aromas of hawthorn, ripe peach, apricot, mango, lime, flint, toast and some smoke. Layered, concentrated and persistent with bright acidity and a firm, phenolic texture. Hint of vanilla. Very long and refined. Beautiful as always. Very approachable, but better from 2022." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 92% Chardonnay, 8% Grechetto
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months barrique and stainless steel tank
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,71 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,72 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,29
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Food Recommendations: stuffed saddle of rabbit, ravioli with sage ricotta stuffing
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      58,90 €
    • "Cervaro della Sala" Umbria IGT 2019 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Cervaro della Sala” Umbria IGT 2019 · MAGNUM in OWC

      For many years, Castello della Sala has been delivering one of Italy's most famous white wines, the Cervaro. In recent years, it has become fresher and at the same time deeper, without the conservative, broad style that still characterised older late harvest editions of this wine. On the nose, apple compote, cream, notes of oak bark, mango and peach. On the palate, full of tropical fruits with a fine vein of acidity and precise mineral components. A long-lasting, beautiful white and every year rightly one of the most sought-after white wines in the wine world. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A toasty, medium-bodied white, with rich notes of baked nectarine, grilled nut, lemon curd and candied ginger gliding across the palate. Enlivened and balanced by well-honed acidity and a chalky underpinning that lingers on the snappy finish." Wine Spectator

      "A mix of mulled yellow apples, crushed hazelnuts, dusty dried flowers and wet stone creates a rich and inviting display as the 2019 Cervaro della Sala evolves in the glass. It's soft and enveloping, casting opulent waves of textural ripe orchard fruits and subtle savory spices across the palate. Nuances of wild herbs come together with lingering mineral tones under an air of vanilla custard as the Cervaro della Sala tapers off fresh yet with incredible length. This blend, primarily Chardonnay with a dollop of Grechetto, could use another year or two to fully unwind." Vinous

      "The Castello della Sala 2019 Cervaro della Sala relies on a time-honored formula in which the Grechetto grape adds vertical intensity and freshness and Chardonnay gives structure and sophistication. Indeed, Grechetto (with late-harvest clones) never goes above 10% of the blend, and no malolactic fermentation is performed on that variety in order to maintain its tonic and fresh personality. This stunning edition shows orchard fruit, honey and flinty notes. The Chardonnay ferments in neutral barrique from September to February, and fine-grained wood is prioritized to render a reductive winemaking technique to further preserve aromatic intensity. This mid-weight and age-worthy white is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, acacia flower and tropical fruit." Robert Parker

      "A full-bodied white with complex aromas of hawthorn, ripe peach, apricot, mango, lime, flint, toast and some smoke. Layered, concentrated and persistent with bright acidity and a firm, phenolic texture. Hint of vanilla. Very long and refined. Beautiful as always. Very approachable, but better from 2022." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 92% Chardonnay, 8% Grechetto
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months barrique and stainless steel tank
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,71 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,72 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,29
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Food Recommendations: stuffed rabbit saddle, ravioli with sage ricotta filling
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10080719 · 1,5 l · 112,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      169,00 €
    • "Cervaro della Sala" Umbria IGT 2019 <br>Doppel-MAGNUM in Original-Holzkiste

      “Cervaro della Sala” Umbria IGT 2019 · Doppel-MAGNUM in Original-Holzkiste

      For many years, Castello della Sala has been delivering one of Italy's most famous white wines, the Cervaro. In recent years, it has become fresher and at the same time deeper, without the conservative, broad style that still characterised older late harvest editions of this wine. On the nose, apple compote, cream, notes of oak bark, mango and peach. On the palate, full of tropical fruits with a fine vein of acidity and precise mineral components. A long-lasting, beautiful white and every year rightly one of the most sought-after white wines in the wine world. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A toasty, medium-bodied white, with rich notes of baked nectarine, grilled nut, lemon curd and candied ginger gliding across the palate. Enlivened and balanced by well-honed acidity and a chalky underpinning that lingers on the snappy finish." Wine Spectator

      "A mix of mulled yellow apples, crushed hazelnuts, dusty dried flowers and wet stone creates a rich and inviting display as the 2019 Cervaro della Sala evolves in the glass. It's soft and enveloping, casting opulent waves of textural ripe orchard fruits and subtle savory spices across the palate. Nuances of wild herbs come together with lingering mineral tones under an air of vanilla custard as the Cervaro della Sala tapers off fresh yet with incredible length. This blend, primarily Chardonnay with a dollop of Grechetto, could use another year or two to fully unwind." Vinous

      "The Castello della Sala 2019 Cervaro della Sala relies on a time-honored formula in which the Grechetto grape adds vertical intensity and freshness and Chardonnay gives structure and sophistication. Indeed, Grechetto (with late-harvest clones) never goes above 10% of the blend, and no malolactic fermentation is performed on that variety in order to maintain its tonic and fresh personality. This stunning edition shows orchard fruit, honey and flinty notes. The Chardonnay ferments in neutral barrique from September to February, and fine-grained wood is prioritized to render a reductive winemaking technique to further preserve aromatic intensity. This mid-weight and age-worthy white is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, acacia flower and tropical fruit." Robert Parker

      "A full-bodied white with complex aromas of hawthorn, ripe peach, apricot, mango, lime, flint, toast and some smoke. Layered, concentrated and persistent with bright acidity and a firm, phenolic texture. Hint of vanilla. Very long and refined. Beautiful as always. Very approachable, but better from 2022." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 92% Chardonnay, 8% Grechetto
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months barrique and stainless steel tank
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,71 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,72 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,29
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Food Recommendations: stuffed saddle of rabbit, ravioli with sage ricotta stuffing
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10080619 · 3 l · 128,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      385,00 €
    About the winemakersCastello della Sala | AntinoriUmbria
    Castello della Sala | Antinori

    Moving centuries. Hardly anywhere else is such a long history the background of a winery. The founding family came to Umbria already after the troops of Charlemagne in the IXth century. The Castello della Sala was built by Angelo Monaldeschi della Vipera in 1350, just a few kilometres from Orvieto, and was the foundation of the famous winery.

    But actually it was originally about water - and thus about power. The geological peculiarities of Orvieto, layers of clay and sand, volcanic and limestone rocks, as well as the tufa mountain, have provided a unique supply of water, which is why Orvieto is enthroned on an underground cave world worth seeing. This allowed the della Viperas to dominate Orvieto for a long time, as can be seen in the Cathedral and the Castello with its magnificent frescoes. In the 16th century Giovanna della Vipera donated the castle and all the land to the church. With the Italian wars of independence around 1860 Orvieto and thus also the Castello fell to the young Italian state. The ownership is gradually transferred to changing private owners without ambitions.

    It was not until 1940 that calm returned, when the Marchese Niccoló Antinori was able to acquire the vineyard and the Castello della Sala. Even then, it was clear to the Antinoris that white wines of outstanding quality must be possible here.

    But it was to take another forty years before the rebirth of the once so famous manor began. In the summer of 1979, Piero Antinori hired Renzo Cotarella, an oenologist who was 25 years old at the time, to realize his idea of a large, storable Italian white wine. He was inspired to do so by the famous French models who, after a long period of maturity, only reach top form. So they planted Chardonnay. And failed for several years.

    Only with the outstanding vintage 1985 - and some coincidences - the first "real" Cervaro della Sala was created. The white wine that was to become a cult. Renzo Cotarella experimented not only with the Chardonnay but also with the local grape variety Grecchetto, which he liked more and more. Chance had it that the Chardonnay underwent malolactic fermentation. And the combination of the two grape varieties brought the resounding success. The Cervaro della Sala was born.

    Of the 500 hectares of land that surround the Castello della Sala, 170 are now planted with vines. Of course the two main varieties Chardonnay and Grecchetto dominate. In addition, Procanico, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, Viognier, Pinot bianco, some Traminer and Riesling, as well as Pinot nero (Spätburgunder), which produces surprisingly fine drops on the calcareous soils, grow.

    The vineyards are situated at 220 to 470 metres above sea level, the soils are as varied as in Orvieto, from loamy soil to volcanic soil to shell limestone. The vineyards are well ventilated by nearby waters and from the slopes of Monte Nibbio in the back, and the microclimate is characterized by strong temperature differences between day and night - perfect for good fruit and acid formation.

    The wines of Castello della Sala have been among the most awarded in Italy for many years. According to Wine-Searcher the Cervaro della Sala is the most popular Italian white wine worldwide.

    The Antinori family is one of the largest and most successful winery owners in Italy. Since 2017 the 27. The third generation with the three daughters of Marchese Piero Antinori, who had been in charge of the business since 1966, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, at the helm of the 650 years successful wine empire, to which such famous estates as Tignanello, Solaia belong, Tenuta di Peppoli, Badia a Passignano, Guado al Tasso, La Braccesca, Santa Cristina, Pian delle Vigne, Aldobrandesca, Prunotto, Tormaresca, Montenisa and holdings in California, Washington, Chile, Hungary and Romania. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Founded: 1350 / Antinori since 1940
    • Owner: Family Antinori
    • Oenologist: Renzo Cotarella
    • Annual production: approx. 600,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 170 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation