drink-now2018 Cervaro della Sala, Antinori, Umbria, Italy

Product: 2018-06-00750-00-8012111
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Description

Compared to the 2017 vintage, which shows a more accessible and full-bodied style, the 2018 Cervaro della Sala is a classic edition—it’s about as classic as I have ever tasted this landmark white from Umbria to be. This cooler vintage prizes finesse and elegance, and those traits are matched by efforts in the winery to accomplish that same goal.

On many levels, the 2018 vintage opens a new chapter for Cervaro della Sala, emphasising preserved lemon, crisp pear and crushed mineral. The wine offers beautiful freshness and linearity. I must also mention that this vintage is released while the fruit is still a bit closed or shy. That slightly reductive approach bodes very well for the wine’s future evolution.

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Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (October 2019)
Bottle Price 75 cl $121.00
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