Castello della Sala Bramìto Chardonnay Antinori Italian Wines

£20.50

The baby brother of the iconic Cervaro della Sala is an exceptional wine in its own right, with a tautly structured palate and aromas of apples, citrus and toast.

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Features
Producer
Castello della Sala
Type of drink
White Wine
Size
75cl
Ingredients
100% Chardonnay
Region
Umbria
Country
Italy
Production
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Alcohol
12.5%
Vintage
2018
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The Artisan Winery

Camille Berry is the in-house Sommelier for The Artisan Winery. Food and wine writer Camille Berry began her career as a sommelier, working for a variety of esteemed restaurants including Hakkasan San Francisco, and Chef Charlie Palmer's Burritt Room + Tavern, where she oversaw the wine program. She has helped develop dynamic wine lists, cocktail programmes, spoken on panels, and worked as a wine educator.

During the course of her career, Camille has earned various wine accreditations including the WSET Level 3 Advanced Award in wines, Certified Sommelier, from the Court of Master Sommeliers, as well as Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators, and continues to educate herself further in the world of wine. She has twice competed in the Western Regionals for TopNewSomm: a professional sommelier competition for under-30s and in the Chaine de Rotisseurs' Best Young Sommelier Competition. As a writer, she shares her passion and know-how within the food and beverage sphere through her articles. Camille contributes to publications such as Food and Wine, Prevention, Experience Life, and Taste of Home, in addition to various wine and food-focused websites. She also works as a wine consultant, recipe developer, and copywriter for several world-renowned wineries.

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Producer

Niccolò Antinori bought the fourteenth-century Castello della Sala in 1940, to provide a source of white wines to match the excellence of his Tuscan reds. With the introduction of Cervaro della Sala in 1987, his dream was fully realised: this is one of Italy’s defining whites, as influential and sought after as Tignanello. The vineyards are planted with a mixture of traditional Italian and international varieties, offering a range of wines from the traditional Orvieto to the mould-breaking IGTs.

Vineyard

There are forty hectares of Chardonnay planted at Castello della Sala, with a mixture of several clones. The vineyards are situated between 200 and 400 metres above sea level, on soil rich in marine fossils with some clay.

Winery

The grapes were picked at night and immediately chilled to preserve freshness. After a few hours’ cold maceration, the juice was racked partly to oak barrels and partly to stainless steel tanks for alcoholic fermentation. The oak component also went through malolactic fermentation, and was then blended with the tank-fermented portion.

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