Castello Della Sala - Conte Della Vipera - Sauvignon - Umbria IGT

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Castello Della Sala - Conte Della Vipera - Sauvignon - Umbria IGT - 2019 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Castello Della Sala - Conte Della Vipera - Sauvignon - Umbria IGT

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The blending formula in the Castello della Sala 2020 Conte della Vipera has been tweaked just a bit to increase the presence of Sémillon, which now accounts for 30% of the blend. The rest is Sauvignon Blanc. This refreshing white was first produced in 1997, and back then the blend saw Sauvignon Blanc paired with Chardonnay. This is a zesty and expressive white with delightful aromas of tropical fruit and tomato leaf, all backed by a pinch of freshly milled white pepper. The added Sémillon builds up the soft fruitiness of the wine in what is an ample 107,000-bottle production from the Antinori family's estate in Umbria.
Conte della Vipera 2019 is straw yellow with light greenish and golden hues. Its nose opens with intense notes of white flowers that blend with aromas of grapefruits, figs and ginger. On the palate it’s fresh, vibrant and savoury with nuances of citron peel, aromatic herbs and elderflowers.
The Umbrian Conte della Vipera of the Marchesi Antinori takes its name from the first owners of the Castello della Sala, the Monaldeschi della Vipera family. It is mainly produced with Sauvignon Blanc grapes and Sèmillon grapes, harvested strictly by hand. After the soft pressing of the grapes, the must ferments in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16°C, and then the wine ages in the same containers at a controlled temperature of 10°C before being bottled. Conte della Vipera is characterised by a straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. The nose opens with intense citrus aromas, enriched by pleasant and light nuances of boxwood. On the palate, it is well structured and harmonious, savoury and sweet at the same time, with an aftertaste reminiscent of grapefruit.
Type:
White
Country:
Italy
Region:
Umbria
Appellation:
Umbria IGT
Producer:
Marchesi Antinori
Grapes/Blend:
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc

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Castello Della Sala is a renowned wine producer located in the Umbria region of Italy. The winery has a rich history dating back to the 14th century when...

Castello Della Sala is a renowned wine producer located in the Umbria region of Italy. The winery has a rich history dating back to the 14th century when it was first established by the noble family of Monaldeschi. The castle, which is the centerpiece of the estate, was built in the 16th century and has been beautifully preserved over the years.

The winery is known for its production of high-quality white wines, particularly its signature wine, Cervaro della Sala. This wine is made from a blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto grapes and is aged in oak barrels for several months to give it a rich and complex flavor profile. Other notable white wines produced by Castello Della Sala include Bramito del Cervo and Antinoo.

In addition to its white wines, Castello Della Sala also produces a range of red wines, including the popular Chianti Classico and Rosso di Montalcino. These wines are made from Sangiovese grapes and are aged in oak barrels to give them a full-bodied and robust flavor.

The winery is committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, using natural fertilizers and limiting the use of pesticides and herbicides. The vineyards are also carefully tended to ensure the highest quality grapes are produced.

Overall, Castello Della Sala is a must-visit destination for wine lovers looking to experience the best of Italian winemaking. With its rich history, commitment to quality, and stunning location, it is no wonder that this winery is consistently ranked among the top producers in Italy.

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