Castello della Sala Conte della Vipera Italian Wines


Antinori’s take on the classic white bordeaux blend, showing expressive Sauvignon aromas of peach, herbs and melon, backed up by citrusy Semillon. Dry and zesty yet with ample weight and richness in the mouth.


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Castello della Sala
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White Wine
60% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon
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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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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.


The vineyards used for the Conte della Vipera lie at altitudes of 250-350 metres above sea level. The soils are rich in marine fossils and layered with clay, increasing the minerality in the grapes.


Following gentle pressing, the must was kept at a temperature of 10°C for several hours for natural clarification before fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 16ºC. No malolactic fermentation took place.


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