Antinori Castello Della Sala Cervaro Della Sala IGT is light straw yellow in colour with brief greenish highlights and expresses rich, complex, and intense aromas.
The notes of citrus fruit, pears, and acacia flowers are in perfect balance with the sweet and spicy notes of vanilla.
The palate is supple but vibrant, elegant and well structured, characterised by the classic mineral sensations and by the light notes of hazelnut butter.
The 2016 vintage was characterized by a winter with frequent rainfall and by repeated and significant drops in temperature; the spring which followed was not particularly mild in its weather as well.
The frequent but not particularly abundant rains between late April and mid-June, despite the important lowering of temperatures during the first ten days of May, favoured the early and vigorous growth of the Chardonnay and Grechetto vine vegetation. This slightly precocious beginning of the vineyard's cycle of growth gradually came back into balance during the month of July.
A warm summer with positive temperature swings from daytime heat to evening and nighttime coolness assisted in the development of the aromatic components of the two grape varieties.
The picking of the Chardonnay began during the last ten days of August and was followed by the Grechetto harvest, as usual two weeks later in time and which terminated in mid-September.