Cervaro Della Sala

This marks the fourth wine covered as we make our way up the Via Flaminia in Italy, the resting place of Saint Valentine. Today’s wine comes from Umbria, which is located in central Italy,  and it is called, Cervaro Della Sala 2010, from Marchesi Antinori.

Umbria is noted as the smallest region in Italy, and one of the over 20 wine regions reported by the country.   In addition to being the primary producer of black truffle (yum), they’re known for grape varietals such as Grechetto, which happens to be present in the wine we’re reviewing today.

The Cervaro Della Sala 2010 is a white wine blend of Chardonnay (90%) and Grechetto (10%).  On colour, you’ll find a deep straw-like hue.  On the nose, this white blend holds scents of  lemon, a strong floral bouquet and vanilla. On the palate, it’s lively citrus notes are most apparent, mixed with tastes of oak, almond and some minerality. Though this wine is ready to drink now, it is a white that could perform, even 16 months out.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $55.95

We gave this wine a score of 3.5 out of 5.