2021 Antinori, Cervaro della Sala, Chardonnay

2021 Antinori, Cervaro della Sala, Chardonnay

2021 Antinori, Cervaro della Sala, Chardonnay

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The 2021 Antinori, Cervaro della Sala, Chardonnay was a Merchant's Pick

Antinori's 98 pt Chardonnay • The Batard Montrachet Of Italy!

October 26, 2023

James Suckling has described Cervaro della Sala as the "Batard-Montrachet of Italy with its amazing depth and compression of beautiful fruit and chalk."

This release, the 2021 Cervaro della Sala, is particularly stunning!

Tignanello may be Antinori's most recognized wine, but Cervaro della Sala may be their most allocated.  

When you factor in the constant price increases out of France,  Cervaro della Sala is more attractive as a great alternative to many white Burgundies.

The 2021 Cervaro della Sala is sensational and one of the best releases from this prized estate.  Finesse and elegance.  It is exceptionally crisp, showcasing stone fruit, Bosc pear, green apple, lemon zest, blanched almond, and a hint of saline.  This remarkable white has a chalky, rustic undertone highlighting the Umbrian terroir.  

Why We Love Antinori's Cervaro Chardonnay Year After Year

The estate's clay soil in Umbria is rich in fossil shells, which gives Cervaro its balance of weight and minerality.  A muscular wine, it balances with elegance.  The fruit is graceful with welcome notes of vibrancy.

From seafood to rich pasta dishes, you cannot go wrong.  Among our suggestions:  roasted chicken with scalloped potatoes, risotto, and mushroom ravioli tossed in a sage brown butter sauce.  

The list is endless!



Extremely Limited • Italy's "Batard-Montrachet"

By David Gettenberg


“Will age beautifully but hard not to drink now.”

James Suckling • 97 / 100

"This is very aromatic and lifted with mineral, nougat, floral, and lightly cooked apples. Some flint and matchstick. Medium- to full-bodied with a fine phenolic and acid backbone that energizes the wine. Complex aftertaste with subtle fruit and pastry at the end. This will age beautifully but hard not to drink now."


“Always adds a hint of rusticity and Umbrian authenticity.”

Wine Advocate • 96+ / 100

"This wine is mostly Chardonnay with about 7% Grechetto. The presence of the Grechetto has declined quite a bit over the past couple of vintages. Given these tweaks to the winemaking formula, the 2021 Cervaro della Sala promises an exceptionally crisp and linear presentation with salty mineral tones, lots of stone fruit and tart apple. No malolactic fermentation or oak is used on the Umbrian grape that always adds a hint of rusticity and Umbrian authenticity. However, the Chardonnay is fermented in oak and aged in both new and used barrel."

Producer: Antinori

Country: Italy

Region: Umbria

Subregion: Others

Varietal: Chardonnay Blend

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml

Code: W00021-2021-750-Sala