Producer: Castello della Sala
Name: Muffato della Sala
Type: Wine Muffato
Variety: 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Grechetto, Traminer and Riesling
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Production area: Umbria
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Colour: characteristic golden yellow color bright and intense
Bouquet: A wine of great aromatic intensity and flavor, caratterizzatato by floral aromas and myeloma followed by fresh notes, almost citrusy
Palate: The palate confirms and enhances what is already perceived with a long finish on the final thanks to the balance between acidity and sweetness.
Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dropping below 0 ° C. The vegetative growth, thanks to a serene and balanced spring and especially the absence of rains, was good but with an advance on the previous year. The months of July and August were warm without peaks of heat, maturation is thus occurred on a regular basis. During the months of September and October, the morning mists and occasional rain alternating with sunny days, enabled the "noble rot" to attack the grapes gradually and without risk to the health of grapes. The harvest began the third decade of October with the Traminer, continued with Riesling and Sauvignon and ended towards the end of November with the Grechetto.
The grapes come from vineyards of Castello della Sala, located between 200 and 350 meters s.l.m. on clay soils, rich in marine fossils.
The grapes were hand harvested repeatedly returning to the same vineyard in connection with the attack of Botrytis cinerea. After transport to the cellar the grapes were further selected on a sorting table. E 'followed by a light pressing without destemming.
After pressing, the must fermented for 18 days at a temperature of about 17 ° C.
The wine obtained cake was placed in French oak barriques (Allier and Tronçais) where he stayed for about six months before being blended and bottled.
The Muffato della Sala is produced from botrytised grapes harvested in early November, to allow time for morning mists encourage the development of Botrytis cinerea, or "noble rot" on the grapes. This mold reduces the content of water in the grapes and it concentrates the sugars and aromas, giving the Muffato the room a harmonious and unique taste. The first vintage was 1987 and had a composition which included Sauvignon Blanc (50%), Grechetto (30%) and Drupeggio (20%). Subsequently, the composition has changed until arriving to the current one. Muffato della Sala is produced in extremely limited quantities.