2016 Antinori, Cervaro della Sala, Chardonnay

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2016 Antinori, Cervaro della Sala, Chardonnay

" The Batard-Montrachet of Italy. " James Suckling
" The Batard-Montrachet of Italy. " James Suckling

"Don't miss this one." James Suckling

Tignanello may be Antinori's most recognized wine, but, their limited Chardonnay is one of their most sought-after.

Why?

"This is the Batard-Montrachet of Italy with such amazing depth and compression of beautiful fruit and chalk. Dried mango and dried green papaya. Full body, yet tight and focused. Energized acidity. Vibrance... A wine for now or in the future." James Suckling

What do we love about this wine?

Bosc pear, hazelnut, baked green apples, lime, a faint hint of vanilla bean and bright, vibrant acidity. The 2016 Cervaro is wonderfully balanced. If you enjoy Burgundian style whites and don't want the heavy oak influence of a California Chardonnay, then Antinori's 2016 Cervaro della Sala is your wine!

This is a fantastic Chardonnay for food pairing!

From seafood to heartier meals, you cannot go wrong. Among our suggestions: roasted chicken with scalloped potatoes... winter squash risotto... fresh pappardelle tossed in a brown butter sauce... the list is endless.

Absolutely delicious!!!

$49.95 per bottle / $599.40 per case

Summary


JAMES SUCKLING

97 / 100

"This is the Batard Montrachet of Italy with such amazing depth and compression of beautiful fruit and chalk. Dried mango and dried green papaya. Full body, yet tight and focused. Energized acidity. Vibrance. Don't miss this one. A wine for now or in the future."

ROBERT PARKER

95+ / 100

"The 2016 Cervaro della Sala ushers forth with grace, beauty and finesse. This celebrated Italian white has experienced a restyling effort to lighten and brighten it up... The results are clear. This is a pristine and elegant interpretation with crisp notes of peach and tropical fruit followed by sharp mineral definition. Those salty flavors come from the Grechetto. The wine ferments and stays in oak for five months. This is a classic vintage that has produced a profoundly vertical and focused wine. I'm told that great efforts have been made to recreate this magic formula in 2017, despite the fact that vintage is much hotter and drier. For now, we have this beautiful wine to drink."


Product Details


Producer: Antinori

Country: Italy

Region: Umbria

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Chardonnay Blend

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W00021-3