All the bottles sold by us, are maintained in perfect conditions, in our temperature controlled cellar at 14 and 16 ° C, in horizontal position and in absence of light. The conditions are always perfect!
Cervaro is a wine that can age really well. However, the wine may not be in perfect condition anymore. Please note this is at your own risk.
Reviews & Awards:
- James Suckling: 95 points
- Wine Advocate: 94+ points
The 2011 vintage, particularly during the final phases, was one with a highly unusual growing season, particularly in its final phases: after a sunny but not particularly warm July with cool evenings, August was extremely hot and humid with minimal daytime to nighttime temperature swings. A well developed and well maintained vineyard canopy, along with sufficient ground water reserves, prevented both grape burn and berry shriveling, above all on early-ripening varieties such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon, and protected the grape bunches.
The continuing heat wave made it necessary to pick the grapes with great timeliness, but the crop itself was rich in quality and gave fragrant and elegant wines, structured and with good acidity along with proper alcohol levels, all signs of much future longevity.
The Cervaro grapes come from 15-20 year old vineyards planted around the castle at altitudes between 650 and 1300 feet (200-400 meters) on soils both rich in marine fossils and interlaced with strata of clay. Picked during the night, the crop was refrigerated before the operations of destemming and pressing. The two varieties ripen in different periods and were fermented and aged differently: the Chardonnay went through a short (4-6 hour) cold maceration and then fermented for 18 days in small French barrels where it remained on its lees for six months and was put through a complete malolactic fermentation. The Grechetto, instead, fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. After blending and bottling (at 13.5° alcohol), the wine aged for ten months in the historic cellars of the castle.
- White wine
- Producer, Name of wine
- Cervaro Della Sala
- Number of bottles
- Bottle size
- Bottle (0.75L)