Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2009 Cervaro della Sala is absolutely beautiful in this vintage. Layers of ripe fruit blossom from the glass in this expressive, generous Cervaro. The oak is very nicely integrated, and there is just enough minerality to balance some of the wine’s slightly riper qualities. This is a fabulous Cervaro loaded with personality and sheer class. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. (Jun 2011)
Pale golden in colour with gold reflexes. On the nose is fruity with clean varietal character and good vanilla flavour. On the palate is soft and well balanced, with an excellent structure. 100% Chardonnay.
|Castello della Sala Chardonnay was first produced with the 1994 vintage. It is Marchesi Antinori's second Chardonnay, and, like its more important sibling, Cervaro, is produced at Castello della Sala, an 14th century Castle, located 11 miles from the town of Orvieto, which was purchased by Marchesi Antinori in 1940. The castle is an outstanding example of medieval military architecture, and its micro-climate makes it ideal for the production of cooler-weather wines such as whites or Pinot Noir.