Cervaro della Sala was one of the first Italian white wines to have malolactic fermentation and ageing taking place in barriques. The name Cervaro comes from the noble family who owned Castello della Sala during the 14th century: the Monaldeschi della Cervara. A blend of Chardonnay grapes and a small quantity of Grechetto make a wine that can age over time and represents the elegance and complexity of this unique estate. The first vintage of Cervaro was 1985.
Rich and toasty on the nose, very Burgundian, with a lovely lick of floral ripe fruit in the background. Full-bodied and creamy on the palate, great energy there, mouth-filling ripe, white fruit, tempered by rapier-like, mouth-watering acidity, filling out to a toasty oaky finish. This is a tremendous wine with a huge amount of power and finesse. This will need a year or two in the cellar but is poised to be a great crowd pleaser