Antinori Cervaro Della Sala 2006

Chardonnay from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 96780
  • white wine
  • WS94
  • RP91
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

The first vintage, 1985, was released in 1987 and its named was taken from a name that translates as "Stag of the Hall", taken from that of the 14th century feudal owners of Castello della Sala, the Umbrian castle Antinori purchased in 1940.

Vibrant aromas of citrus fruit, pineapple, pears and acacia flowers blend on the nose. The rounded palate has sweet hints of hazelnut butter but is also minerally and lingering. This wine will age and develop very well.

Critical Acclaim

"Offers complex aromas of cream, ripe apple, mineral and blanched nuts, even flowers. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit and a long, long finish. Intense and beautiful. Like a great white Burgundy. Should age incredibly well. Chardonnay and Grechetto. Drink now."
94 Points

"The 2006 Cervaro della Sala (Chardonnay, Grechetto) offers up an enticing array of smoke, honey, apricots, peaches, smoke and French oak. Despite the wine’s big, generous personality, this is a sweet, layered Cervaro imbued with notable clarity and precision."
91 Points

Learn About Antinori Map ItMap It

The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. In Florence, the Antinori family has led a "Renaissance" in Italian wine making by combining long traditions, a love of authenticity and a dynamic innovative spirit.

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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