The Cervaro della Sala, a luminous yellow with greenish highlights, shows toasted aromas along with notes of citrus and tropical fruit and lightly buttery sensations. Fresh and savory on the palate, it is long and persistent as well. Already pleasurable, it shows an important aging potential, the promise of excellent future evolution.
Castello della Sala Chardonnay was first produced with the 1994 vintage. It is Marchesi Antinori's second Chardonnay, and, like its more important sibling, Cervaro, is produced at Castello della Sala, an 14th century Castle, located 11 miles from the town of Orvieto, which was purchased by Marchesi Antinori in 1940. The castle is an outstanding example of medieval military architecture, and its micro-climate makes it ideal for the production of cooler-weather wines such as whites or Pinot Noir.