Wine Spectator 91 points - Bright and well-knit, offering a streak of smoky minerality and accents of oak spice and chopped hazelnut, deftly layered with racy acidity and flavors of ripe pear, apricot, fresh hay and lemon parfait. Chardonnay with Grechetto. Drink now through 2025. 3,500 cases imported.-AN
(Apr 30 2015)
A luminous yellow in color with greenish highlights, the wine, despite a hot vintage, maintains the savory freshness of the Mediterranean style thanks to a slightly early harvest of the grapes. The nose shows notes of chamomile, flint, and tropical fruit. The palate is mineral and the vibrant flavors fuse, with a perfect elegance, with the buttery notes and thelight touches of vanilla.
The name of the wine, Cervaro, derives from that of the noble family which owned the castle during the 14th century: Monaldeschi della Cervara. The Antinori family purchased the property – the castle and the surrounding land - in the year 1940. The first vintage of Cervaro della Sala, the 1985, was released in 1987. The wine has been awarded various prizes and won much recognition for the consistent excellence of its quality.