Antinori Cervaro della Sala 2020

Antinori Cervaro della Sala 2020

 

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Antinori
Cervaro della Sala 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Umbria
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13°
  • Grappes : 85% Chardonnay, 15% Grechetto

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 97 2020
RP Robert Parker 95 2019
W&S Wines & Spirits 95 2018
WS Wine Spectator 91 2017
DCT Decanter 97 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings
Cervaro della Sala, the “flagship” wine of this estate, has earned important recognition and countless fond admirers. It is a blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto grapes, fermented and aged for five months in barriques. It then matures in the bottles for about 10 months in the Medieval cellars of the Castle.
History of Antinori In 1385, the Antinori family became part of the wine business when Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Vintner's Guild. Since 1966, Marchese Piero Antinori, son of Marchese Niccolò, has run the company with his daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, also playing an active role. For more than 26 generations now, Antinori's philosophy has been based on the combination of both tradition and innovation: to preserve Italy's enological… Read more

James Suckling (JS) : 97 Points (2020)
Complex nose of toast, charred pineapple, green papaya, kaffir lime and lemon. Crushed stones and white pepper, too. Full-bodied with vibrant acidity. Textured. Long and layered. Delicious and concentrated. Drink or hold.

Robert Parker (RP) : 95 Points (2019)
The Castello della Sala 2019 Cervaro della Sala relies on a time-honored formula in which the Grechetto grape adds vertical intensity and freshness and Chardonnay gives structure and sophistication. Indeed, Grechetto (with late-harvest clones) never goes above 10% of the blend, and no malolactic fermentation is performed on that variety in order to maintain its tonic and fresh personality. This stunning edition shows orchard fruit, honey and flinty notes. The Chardonnay ferments in neutral barrique from September to February, and fine-grained wood is prioritized to render a reductive winemaking technique to further preserve aromatic intensity. This mid-weight and age-worthy white is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, acacia flower and tropical fruit.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 95 Points (2018)
The moderate 2018 growing season yielded a Cervaro of outstanding vivacity and balance. Barrel-fermented chardonnay comprises the majority of the blend, contributing a sleek texture as well as notes of toasted hazelnut and vanilla bean that enrich the crisp apple and pear flavors. A small percentage of stainless-steel-aged grechetto adds fresh acidity to balance the wine’s subtle spice and gingery warmth. Delicious now for its combination of richness and verve, this wine will be even better in a couple of years, as the flavors continue to integrate.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2017)
Lavish hints of oak spice and lime blossom make an aromatic entry for this vibrant, medium- to full-bodied white, accenting the silky palate of nectarine, toast point and candied Meyer lemon zest flavors that linger on the finish. Chardonnay and Grechetto. Drink now through 2024.

Decanter (DCT) : 97 Points (2015)
2015 was a textbook vintage and this is a great Cervaro. Citrus, cream and white flowers on the nose lead seamlessly onto the palate, where you'll find pear and melon with a touch of under-ripe pineapple and cool stone fruits. It has good acidity, minerality and savoury complexity, with excellent balance and a long, sleek, saline finish.

Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2019
Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2019
Antinori
Peppoli Chianti Classico 2019
JS
92
WE
90
RP
88
Intense red fruit aromas are offest by delicate notes of vanilla and chocolate. Pleasantly lingering with a fresh, vibrant feel in the mouth.
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Tenuta Tignanello 'Marchese Antinori' Chianti Classico Riserva 2019
JS
92
WS
93
RP
93
An intense ruby red in color, the wine offers a fruity and floral nose with additional notes of spices and toasted oak. The palate is supple and balanced and the toasty and fruity sensations linger on a fragrant and persistent finish.
41,90 €
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Antinori Tignanello 2019
Antinori Tignanello 2019
Antinori
Tignanello 2019
VN
97
JS
96
RP
98
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225,00 €
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato 2020
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Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017
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Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017
RP
93
WE
92
JS
95
Aromas of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Strikingly weighty structure expressed in well-rounded and balanced mouthfeel. A very lingering sweet flavour with hints of blackberries and…
44,90 €
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Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017
Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017
Antinori
Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017
WS
91
WE
92
JS
93
A Brunello that combines typical structure and con- siderable body with unusual harmony, balance and el- egance. The colour is an intense ruby red. Generous complex aromas of flowers, vanilla and…
60,90 €
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2021
Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2021
Antinori
Guado al Tasso Vermentino 2021
W&S
90
DCT
91
WS
88
Vermentino from Tenuta Guado al Tasso is straw yellow in color with greenish highlights. Good intensity on the nose with citrus aromas, citron peel and elderflowers. Its palate has good concentration yet maintains excellent freshness and balance. Its finish is lingering with light citrusy notes.
21,90 €
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2016
Antinori Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2016
Antinori
Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2016
RP
97
VN
98

Il Matarocchio was inspired by the desire to create, at the Guado al Tasso estate, a wine that was the maximum expression both of a single grape variety and a single vineyard plot. Il Matarocchio was born precisely from one of these sites and is a wine of great elegance and depth, one which springs exclusively from its source of origin and from a remarkable vintage.

420,00 €
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Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
RP
91
VN
92
JS
93
The Villa Rosso Chianti Classico Riserva is an intense ruby red in color. The nose shows notes of red berry fruit, particularly red currants and raspberries, which blend with aromas of cherries.…
28,90 €
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Antinori Montenisa Cuvee Royale Franciacorta 0
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Montenisa Cuvee Royale Franciacorta
RP
89
Produced from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc grapes grown at Tenuta Montenisa, the aging on its lees brings out all of the wine’s intense aromas of white peaches, apples, and hints of toasted bread.
33,50 €
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Antinori Guado al Tasso Cont
Antinori Guado al Tasso Cont' Ugo Bolgheri 2019
Antinori
Guado al Tasso Cont' Ugo Bolgheri 2019
WS
93
RP
91
VN
92
Cont’Ugo is produced entirely with Merlot as a new interpretation of the Bolgheri territory. The vineyards grow at an altitude that varies between 45 and 60 meters (147/196 feet) above sea level on clay-loam soils that are of alluvial origin that give the wine deep complex notes while preserving the fragrance and freshness typical of Merlot berries.
48,90 €
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Antinori Cervaro della Sala 2020 Reviewed by James Suckling 18-07-2022 . Score: 5