About This Wine...
Straw yellow in color with light greenish highlights, the wine offers delicate aromas of ripe tropical fruit along with light hints of citrus fruit. The palate shows both structure and elegance, a bracing acidity, and a pleasurably savory finish and aftertaste.
The climate of the 2016 vintage was characterized by a mild winter with regular rainfall which was then followed by a somewhat cool spring season, which allowed bud break and flowering to go forward in a normal manner.
June saw a slight drop in temperatures which slowed down the cycle of the growing season, but the cycle was brought
back into balance by a warm summer with useful temperature swings from daytime heat to evening and nighttime coolness. This assisted in producing wines with much aromatic personality. The Bramito harvest began in early September.
The must and skins obtained from the destemming and pressing of the grape bunches was given a brief 2-4 maceration at a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit (10° centigrade) in order to extract from the skins all the substances found in the aromas and the flavor profile. The must went into both oak barrels and stainless steel tanks for the fermentation, which took place at temperatures held to a maximum of 16-18° C.; only the part fermented in oak went through a proper malolactic fermentation.
The various lots of were then assembled to prepare the final wine for bottling.
CASTELLO DELLA SALA Umbria
Tuscany is famous for its red wines so when Marchese Niccolò Antinori, father of Piero, the current chairman of the company,
decided to make a great white wine, he looked to Umbria and bought the Castello della Sale property, intrigued by the potential
of the land and the beautiful medieval castle. 160 ha of vineyards on particularly complex land at altitudes between 164 &
650 ft above sea level – a highly desirable area for the production of great white wines.