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Vines Grechetto (50 %), Pinot Bianco (13 %), Procanico (25 %), Viognier (12 %)

Color: Straw yellow with greenish reflections.
Smell: The nose is striking for its fine bouquet, characterized by pleasant floral and ripe fruit scents such as peach and pineapple.
Taste: On the palate it is enveloping, balanced, persistent and supported by a good freshness.
Food pairing: Perfect for fish and shellfish dishes, raw fish, white meats and cheeses.

Vintage 2018: Wwas a year that tended to be cool, characterized by rainfall capable of promoting the correct development of the vegetative cycle of the vine.
The month of January was mild and not very rainy, while the end of February and the beginning of March were characterized by cold air and snowfall, followed by above-average rainfall which contributed to rebalancing the soil's water reserves. The rains of spring and early summer have slightly slowed the development phase of the grape.
The warm climate, characterized by excellent temperature fluctuations from the second half of July until the end of August, favored the slow and regular ripening.
The harvest of Grechetto, Viognier and Pinot Blanc for San Giovanni began towards the last week of August and ended with the collection of the Procanico.
The grapes were healthy, ripe, characterized by excellent freshness and excellent aromatic profile.

Vinification and aging: Upon arrival in the cellar, the grapes were vinified separately by variety to enhance the characteristics of each variety. Part of the must has undergone a cold maceration, remaining in contact with its skins for about 6 hours at a temperature of 10 ° C, before being combined with that obtained from the soft direct pressing of the grapes.
The must thus obtained was transferred to stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation took place at a controlled temperature of 16 ° C.
The wine remained on its lees for a few months in order to improve structure, elegance and minerality until the time of assembly and subsequent bottling.

Historical data: San Giovanni was born from the vineyards of the ancient Castello della Sala from the union of indigenous Grechetto and Procanico grapes with those of Pinot Blanc and Viognier to tell the classic Orvieto in a new style. The first vintage of the Castello della Sala Orvieto Classico was in 1990.

Marchesi Antinori

The Antinori family has been dedicated to wine production for more than six hundred years: ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Florentine Art of Vinattieri. Throughout its long history, through 26 generations, the family has always managed this business directly with innovative and sometimes courageous choices but always maintaining respect for traditions and for the territory. For over six hundred years, the Marquises Antinori have linked their name to excellence in the art of wine and the best patronage tradition. Two apparently very different areas, but which in reality have often proceeded in parallel: the Marquises Antinori have often entrusted art with the task of telling the values ​​and history of their family, whose coat of arms is also a valuable work artistic, which came out at the beginning of the 16th century from the Florentine workshop of the sculptor and ceramist Giovanni della Robbia. This dual passion is expressed through the Antinori Academy, in the context of classical art and tradition, and following the construction of the new Antinori winery in Chianti Classico also through the Antinori Art Project, aimed at contemporary art. Today the company is chaired by Albiera Antinori, with the support of the two sisters Allegra and Alessia, personally involved in the corporate activities. His father, Marchese Piero Antinori, is currently the Honorary President of the company. Tradition, passion and intuition were the driving qualities that led the Marquis Antinori to establish themselves as one of the main Italian producers of high quality wines. Every vintage, every terrain, every idea is a new beginning, a new search for ever higher quality margins. As the Marquis Piero likes to say: "ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never inhibited our innovative spirit". Over time, investments in other areas suitable for the production of quality wines both in Italy and abroad were added to the estates of Tuscany and Umbria, the historical heritage of the family, where a new path of enhancement of new terroir "with high wine potential. Marchesi Antinori expresses its passion for viticulture by seeking increasingly subtle margins for improvement. For this reason, continuous experiments are carried out in the vineyards and cellars with selections of autochthonous and international grape clones, types of cultivation, altitude of the vineyards, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern winemaking techniques, different types of wood, size and age of the barrels, and varying the length of the refinement in the bottle. The Marchesi Antinori company owns several companies directly linked to the family brand. In Tuscany: - Antinori in Chianti Classico, a modern cellar with a unique architectural style born in 2012, in the heart of Chianti Classico; - Tenuta Tignanello, a few km from the new headquarters of San Casciano, represents the history of the wine scene with labels such as Tignanello and Solaia, in addition to the Chianti Classico; - Badia a Passignano, in the historic abbey of the Vallombrosani monks, a great expression of Chianti Classico; - Pèppoli, estate dedicated to the production of Chianti Classico and extra virgin olive oil; - Pian delle Vigne, in Montalcino, leaving the Chianti Classico, here you can admire another great expression of Sangiovese for Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino; - Guado al Tasso, estate located in Bolgheri, a great reality that expresses the Bordeaux cut on the Tyrrhenian coast in the Bolgherese Amphitheater. In Umbria: - Castello della Sala, historic company in the panorama of Italian white wines with the Cervaro della Sala leader, followed by other labels made with international grapes. Also worth mentioning are the Orvieto Sup. And Pinot Noir. In addition to the aforementioned entities, the Antinori world manages, leaving its own autonomy, other farms both in Tuscany (Le Mortelle, Fattoria Aldobrandesca, Tenuta Monteloro and La Braccesca) with other regions. From the great desire to make quality classic method sparkling wines, the Marchese Antinori Tenuta Montenisa is located in Franciacorta, the Prunotto company history in Piedmont and the Tormaresca company in Puglia, divided into two estates between Castel del Monte and Salento.

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