Mission Codename Subtlety is its strength
Today’s very highly recommended wine is a must-have for any white wine lover. This delicious Umani Ronchi 2011 Ca Sal di Serra was grown and made off the east coast of Italy, about five miles from the Adriatic Sea where the climate and soil combine to create the perfect growing conditions for this single vineyard 100% Verdicchio wonder.
This phenomenal wine is delicate on entry, leading to a cascade of very well integrated fruit and minerals at the mid-palate. This is a wine whose subtlety is its strength. On the finish, the wine is dense and very long. The wine feels barrel fermented and it lacks the overpowering oak of some Italian whites.
Considered the best white wine varietal in all of Italy by Gambero Rosso (who gave the wine a coveted due Bicchieri), today’s wine was awarded 91 points by Stephen Tanzer and 90 points by Robert Parker.
Only a few hundred six packs were imported, and while we scooped up every bottle that we could, our supply won’t last the day.
This wine is drinking beautifully now, and it will continue to develop for another year or two.
What the Winery Says
2011 Ca Sal di Serra
- Michele Bernetti
- 90 Points - Robert Parker, 90 Points - Wine Advocate, 91 points - Stephen Tanzer
- Marche, Italy
- Varietal Blend
- 100% Verdicchio