Vintage 2021

Conte della Vipera, Umbria IGT, Castello della Sala

Castella della Sala
Product Code: AI30ZZWC

Tasting Notes

Conte della Vipera 2021 has a straw yellow color with slight greenish and golden reflections. On the nose intense notes of lychee, pineapple and passion fruit are combined with pleasant sensations of grapefruit. On the palate it is fresh, tense, harmonious, characterized by a good salinity and persistence and an aftertaste that recalls hints of cedar peel and pineapple.

Profile

Sauvignon Blanc
12.5
ITALY
6
Cork
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 The study and the planning of the new cellars were all realized in function of the practical needs of the viticulture and oenology of the castle and with the objective of creating innovative architectural and oenological solutions which would serve the production and quality objectives of the estate and its unique territory. To attain this objective, great attention was given to the partly underground structure’s place, its visual role in a context of exceptional beauty of environment and landscape which needed to be maintained.


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medieval castle. 160 ha of vineyards on particularly complex land at 
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                    [Notes2] => The Castello della Sala vineyards were originally planted to a number of traditional grape varieties, principally Procanico and Grechetto, which continue to be cultivated on the estate, giving proper emphasis and attention to these native grapes in their own selected terroir. Procanico is the Trebbiano clone of Umbria and has been cultivated around Orvieto since time immemorial.
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 In 1985 an avant-garde fermenting cellar was created, one where particular attention was given to temperature control in order to maintain the aromatic freshness of the grapes, of fundamental importance for the wines of the castle. Continually searching for margins for improvement, for wines
 of constantly higher quality and greater subtlety, new cellars began to built in 2005, twenty years after the production of the first vintage of Cervaro.

 The study and the planning of the new cellars were all realized in function of the practical needs of the viticulture and oenology of the castle and with the objective of creating innovative architectural and oenological solutions which would serve the production and quality objectives of the estate and its unique territory. To attain this objective, great attention was given to the partly underground structure’s place, its visual role in a context of exceptional beauty of environment and landscape which needed to be maintained.


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medieval castle. 160 ha of vineyards on particularly complex land at 
altitudes between 164 & 650 ft above sea level – a highly desirable area for the production of great white wines.
                    [Notes2] => The Castello della Sala vineyards were originally planted to a number of traditional grape varieties, principally Procanico and Grechetto, which continue to be cultivated on the estate, giving proper emphasis and attention to these native grapes in their own selected terroir. Procanico is the Trebbiano clone of Umbria and has been cultivated around Orvieto since time immemorial.
 Procanico differs notably from Tuscan Trebbiano in its lesser vigor and yields, its less compact bunches, and a yellow-pink, rather than green, skin. Grechetto is an Umbrian variety with a characteristically thick skin, a deep yellow in color, quite acid in its juice, low-yielding and notably tannic. It produces ample wines which are spicy on the nose, herbaceous with notes of freshly-cut hay, firm in structure, and with a good aging potential and elegance. Non-traditional grape varieties include various clones of Chardonnay – 60 hectares (150 acres) planted between 230 and 340 meters (750 to 1125 feet) above sea level – 20 hectares (50 acres) of Sauvignon Blanc – four hectares (10 acres of Pinot Noir at 340-460 meters -1125 – 1500 feet - above sea level. At the Castello there are also small vineyards parcels planted to Semillon e Gewürztraminer.

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 In 1985 an avant-garde fermenting cellar was created, one where particular attention was given to temperature control in order to maintain the aromatic freshness of the grapes, of fundamental importance for the wines of the castle. Continually searching for margins for improvement, for wines
 of constantly higher quality and greater subtlety, new cellars began to built in 2005, twenty years after the production of the first vintage of Cervaro.

 The study and the planning of the new cellars were all realized in function of the practical needs of the viticulture and oenology of the castle and with the objective of creating innovative architectural and oenological solutions which would serve the production and quality objectives of the estate and its unique territory. To attain this objective, great attention was given to the partly underground structure’s place, its visual role in a context of exceptional beauty of environment and landscape which needed to be maintained.


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About this product +

Producer >

Tuscany is famous for its red wines so when Marchese Niccolò Antinori, father of Piero, the current chairman of the company, decided to make a great white wine, he looked to Umbria and bought the Castello della Sale property, intrigued by the potential of the land and the beautiful medieval castle. 160 ha of vineyards on particularly complex land at altitudes between 164 & 650 ft above sea level – a highly desirable area for the production of great white wines.

Viticulture >

Castello della Sala is located in Umbria, a short distance from the Tuscan border, about 18 kilometers from the historic city of Orvieto. Castello della Sala, a magnificent medieval manor with 500 hectares (1236 acres) of land 170 (420 acres) of which are planted with vineyards, is located halfway between the Paglia river and the summit of Monte Nibbio. The estate’s 170 hectares (420 acres) of vineyards are located at an altitude of 220 - 470 meters above sea level (722-1542 feet) and are planted with traditional varieties such as Procanico and Grechetto but also with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sèmillon, Pinot Blanc, Viognier and a small quantity of Traminer and Riesling. The region is exceptional for producing white varieties with one exception, Pinot Noir, that has found ideal conditions in this terroir to best express its full potential. The vines grow in clay and calcareous based soils, rich in fossil shells, and they are well exposed to the rising of the sun with an excellent difference of temperature between day and night.

Winemaking >

The bunches, harvested manually, were immediately transferred to the cellar and cooled through the passage in a refrigerated conveyor which, by lowering the temperature before pressing, preserved the characteristic varietal aromas. After soft pressing, the musts, kept for a few hours at a temperature of 10 ° C so as to allow their natural clarification, were transferred to stainless steel tanks, where alcoholic fermentation took place at a temperature not exceeding 16 ° C. Once this operation was completed, the wine was stored at a temperature of about 10 ° C to prevent malolactic fermentation and preserve the organoleptic characteristics unaltered. The two varieties were then joined so that one could "complement" the other. Fresh, vertical, slightly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc, soft and tropical Sémillon.

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