Cervaro Della Sala Antinori 2020
The Cervaro della Sala grapes come from 15/20 year old vineyards located in the land surrounding the Castello della Sala, at an altitude between 200 and 400 meters above sea level, of Pliocene origin, rich in marine fossils with some infiltrations of clay. The bunches, collected during the night, were transferred to a refrigerated conveyor, to ensure the low temperature at the time of crushing and de-stemming operations. The varieties were vinified separately because they ripen at different times and also require a different approach to winemaking; Chardonnay musts remained in contact with their skins for 8 to 12 hours at a temperature of around 10 ° C. After this phase, the musts were transferred to 225 l new barriques. French oak (Alliers & Tronçais) where the alcoholic fermentation took place for about 14 days. The wine remained on its lees in barriques for about 6 months, during which it completed malolactic fermentation. It was then assembled and bottled. A period of further 10 months in bottle aging followed in the historic cellars of the Castello della Sala, before being introduced onto the market. The Cervaro derives its name from that of the nobles who owned the Castello della Sala during the 14th century: the Mondaldeschi Della Cervara. The Antinori family bought the property; in 1940. The first vintage of Cervaro della Sala produced was 1985, introduced on the market in 1987. This wine has won numerous awards and has obtained several important awards for the constant quality demonstrated.
The Antinori's family is innovation in deep respect of tradition. Founded in 1385 by Giovanni di Piero Antinori, during more than 600 years and 26 generations that have followed the helm of the Antinori family they have always personally managed the vineyards and wine-making, with sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for the traditions and the environment.They have shown that in Tuscany and Umbria you can produce quality wines recognized internationally. Wines of deep elegance and finesse, they express a continuous search for improvement, without changing the original character of the grape varieties and traditions. Because of that there are continuous trials in the vineyard and in the cellar, with selections of native clones and international grapes, types of crops, implant altitudes, fermentation methods, temperatures, vinification techniques, types of wood, size, age, length the refinement ... to name just some of them .Over the historical lands, the Antinori family has invested in other areas dedicated to producing high quality wines, both in Italy and abroad, undertaking a path of exploitation of new 'terroir 'high potential.