Marchesi Antinori 'Cervaro della Sala' Umbria IGT 2017, Italy
PRESS: James Suckling - 99 points. "This is big and powerful, without being ripe and heavy. So much apple, stone, and hints of toffee. Aromatic. Full-bodied, layered and framed with phenolic tension and a great finish. Muscular and agile at the same time. One of the best I have tasted."
Producer: Castello della Sala
Region/Appellation: Umbria IGT
Country Hierarchy: Umbria, Italy
Grape/Blend: Rare White Blend (Chardonnay, Grechetto)
Wine Style: White - Green and Flinty
Winemaker Notes: The 2017 vintage, characterized by a generally warm climate, nonetheless maintains the freshness and the typical Mediterranean style of Cervaro della Sala. The nose offers perceptible notes of chamomile and flint. The palate is savory with the characteristic and delicate sensations of vanilla and butter which meld gracefully into hints of tropical fruit to compose a well-defined bouquet.