Vintage 2020

Muffato della Sala Umbria IGT, Castello Della Sala

Castella della Sala
Product Code: AI48ZZDB

Tasting Notes

Muffato della Sala 2019 is an intense bright golden yellow color. The nose is delicate and elegant with dominant notes of ripe fruit especially apricots, peaches and citrus fruit accompanied by floral aromas and distinctive hints of iodine. The palate echoes and intensifies aromas on the nose: the extraordinary balance between freshness and sweetness offers a lingering aftertaste on the finish.

Profile

Sauvignon Blanc
13
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medieval castle. 160 ha of vineyards on particularly complex land at 
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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.
 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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 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 the Umbria region, not far from the Tuscan border, about 18 kilometers from the historic city of Orvieto. The Medieval castle’s property extends over an area of 500 hectares (1235 acres), 170 hectares (420 acres) are planted with vineyards at an altitude that varies between 220 and 470 meters above sea level (722/1541 feet) on the gently rolling hillsides that characterize the beautiful countryside in this area. Castello della Sala is the perfect place for growing white varieties. 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. The morning mists and local microclimate favour the development of this rot which reduces the water content of the grapes, resulting in a concentration of sugar, acidity and flavour.

Winemaking >

Grapes were harvested from Castello della Sala’s vineyards, located at an altitude between 200 and 450 meters above sea level (656 and 1476 feet), in clay-based soils rich in marine fossils. All grapes were hand harvested and multiple trips were made to each vineyard parcel to pick nobly rotted berries at just the right time. Once the grapes were brought to the cellar, grape clusters were further selected for quality on sorting tables. Grape clusters with their stems were gently crushed then pressed. The must underwent fermentation for 18 days at a temperature of approximately 17 °C (63 °F). This sweet wine was transferred into French oak barriques (Alliers & Tronçais) where it aged for about 6 months, then continued to age in stainless steel tanks for an additional period of 2 years.

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