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Antinori Castello Della Sala Pinot Nero 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Umbria
VM
90
Additional vintages
2019 2018 2015
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Pinot Nero della Sala slowly blossoms in the glass with a smoky display that mixes wild herbs with dusty dried flowers, nuances of cherry and a hint of brown spice. It’s elegant and silky in feel, without a hard edge in sight, casting a balanced yet opulent wave of ripe red and black fruits across the palate. While this isn’t the deepest expression of Pinot Nero, it impresses instead with its harmony and sheer drinkability, tapering off incredibly fresh with a lingering twang of salty minerals and inner violet tones.
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Antinori Castello Della Sala Pinot Nero 2018 750ml

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VM
90
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Pinot Nero della Sala slowly blossoms in the glass with a smoky display that mixes wild herbs with dusty dried flowers, nuances of cherry and a hint of brown spice. It’s elegant and silky in feel, without a hard edge in sight, casting a balanced yet opulent wave of ripe red and black fruits across the palate. While this isn’t the deepest expression of Pinot Nero, it impresses instead with its harmony and sheer drinkability, tapering off incredibly fresh with a lingering twang of salty minerals and inner violet tones.
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size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Umbria
Additional vintages
2019 2018 2015
Overview
Rated 90 - The 2018 Pinot Nero della Sala slowly blossoms in the glass with a smoky display that mixes wild herbs with dusty dried flowers, nuances of cherry and a hint of brown spice. It’s elegant and silky in feel, without a hard edge in sight, casting a balanced yet opulent wave of ripe red and black fruits across the palate. While this isn’t the deepest expression of Pinot Nero, it impresses instead with its harmony and sheer drinkability, tapering off incredibly fresh with a lingering twang of salty minerals and inner violet tones.
green grapes

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is one of the planet's most widely grown and enjoyed grape varietals, and thanks to the popularity of the key wines it is associated with – Burgundy and Champagne – it has successfully spread from its native home in France to much of the wine producing world. Pinot Noir means 'black pine' in French, and this refers to the extremely dark, inky color of the fruit, and the fact that it grows in conical bunches, resembling a large pine cone. It has long been revered for its wide range of refreshing, summery flavors, and the fact that it produces red wines of a beautiful garnet color and light body. More recently, sparkling wines made exclusively with Pinot Noir have been extremely popular, and the orchard notes found in the fizzy 'blanc des noirs' wines mark out just how versatile this grape varietal really is. Despite being notoriously difficult to grow, it isn't hard to see why this grape is now found in vineyards all over the world, as it is synonymous with romance and decadence, quality and fantastic flavor
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Region: Umbria

The small central Italian wine region of Umbria has a wine making history which stretches back over two thousand years, and was considered an important center of viticulture by the Romans, who used the fine soils and excellent climatic conditions in Umbria for the production of their wines. Today, the wine industry in the region remains strong and unique, with the region benefiting enormously from the excellent weather and terroirs which typify the region. Many wineries in Umbria keen to experiment with imported grape varietals, which are often blended and aged with native varietals in order to make highly characterful and delicious wines. In particular, the blended white wines made from Chardonnay and Grechetto grapes are well worth looking out for, as are those made from Sangiovese and imported French varietals.
fields

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.
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Varietal: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is one of the planet's most widely grown and enjoyed grape varietals, and thanks to the popularity of the key wines it is associated with – Burgundy and Champagne – it has successfully spread from its native home in France to much of the wine producing world. Pinot Noir means 'black pine' in French, and this refers to the extremely dark, inky color of the fruit, and the fact that it grows in conical bunches, resembling a large pine cone. It has long been revered for its wide range of refreshing, summery flavors, and the fact that it produces red wines of a beautiful garnet color and light body. More recently, sparkling wines made exclusively with Pinot Noir have been extremely popular, and the orchard notes found in the fizzy 'blanc des noirs' wines mark out just how versatile this grape varietal really is. Despite being notoriously difficult to grow, it isn't hard to see why this grape is now found in vineyards all over the world, as it is synonymous with romance and decadence, quality and fantastic flavor
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The small central Italian wine region of Umbria has a wine making history which stretches back over two thousand years, and was considered an important center of viticulture by the Romans, who used the fine soils and excellent climatic conditions in Umbria for the production of their wines. Today, the wine industry in the region remains strong and unique, with the region benefiting enormously from the excellent weather and terroirs which typify the region. Many wineries in Umbria keen to experiment with imported grape varietals, which are often blended and aged with native varietals in order to make highly characterful and delicious wines. In particular, the blended white wines made from Chardonnay and Grechetto grapes are well worth looking out for, as are those made from Sangiovese and imported French varietals.
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