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Antinori Castello della Sala

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The Sala-castle was built in 1350 by Angelo della Vipera Monaldeschi and is located northwest of Orvieto and almost on the border between Umbria and Tuscany.
The estate was purchased along with 28 farms and 483 hectares of fields and forests from the Marquis Niccolò Antinori. The winery is located outside of the beautiful medieval fortress built at 400 metres above the river Paglia.
Especially on these fossil-clay slopes of the Marquis Piero Antinori years many types of wine-growing experiments and has led to select the best clones and varieties.
The goal was achieved in traditional and non-traditional grape varieties to produce wines of Umbria innovative and run alongside the great red wines, white wines also of exceptional quality and exceptional interest.
They have to get as in the case of the “Sala della Cervaro”, national and international recognition. Gutsoberfläche extend to a total of 550 hectares is now the vineyards on 160 hectares of 200-400 meters.

WINE AND GRAPES

In addition to the traditional varieties of Orvieto, especially the Grechetto, Antinori has become the first in the territory Chardonnay (50 ha), Sauvignon blanc (35 hectares) and Pinot noir introduced (87 ha). When the first wine cellar of the place by the year 1977 is attributable to find technological innovations and creativity of patents now constantly in the vineyard instead. The selection of wines from Castello della Sala includes: Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC, Chardonnay IGT Umbria, Pinot Nero in purity, stored eight months in barrels of oak and is refined in bottles, Conte della Vipera, a special grape blend of Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay, Muffato, which is made with botrytis grapes. Excellent case, the many awards excellent Cervaro della Sala, “three glasses Award” from the Gambero Rosso / Slow Food, by far one of the most well-known and respected Italian wines. It consists of 80% Chardonnay and 20% from Grechetto. Fermentation and the storage place in oak barrels of 225 liters in the Middle Ages of Castle.

THE WINEMAKER

Renzo Cotarella

THE LABELS

BRAMITO DEL CERVO Chardonnay Umbria I.G.T.
SANGIOVANNI Orvieto Classico Superiore D.O.C.
CONTE DELLA VIPERA Umbria I.G.T.
CERVARO DELLA SALA I.G.T.
PINOT NERO Umbria I.G.T.
MUFFATO Sala Umbria I.G.T.

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