2011 Ca Sal di Serra
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.
A deep, classic pale gold, with perfect diffusion from heart to edge.
Truly phenomenal and elegant on the nose, leading with notes of fresh lemon zest, white pear, and ripe white peach, followed by hints of anise and a slight nuttiness.
Fresh and bright, paired beautifully with an underlying boldness and complexity, this wine leads with flavors of smoked pear, perfectly ripe white peach, lime flower, lightly roasted almonds, and hints of lemongrass.
Subdued and light on the initial palate, this wine offers a very quick crescendo of intensity into a bold, richly sustained finish.
We would recommend pairing this fantastic wine with a spinach salad with yellow beets, walnuts, radishes, and feta.
What the Winery Says
- Michele Bernetti
- 90 Points - Robert Parker, 90 Points - Wine Advocate, 91 points - Stephen Tanzer
- Marche, Italy
- Varietal Blend
- 100% Verdicchio