The quality project, which has started a few years ago by the Company Sallier de la Tour, continues, producing the White Sallier de la Tour. The idea of a blend of international varieties represents an important moment for the companies production and it can be rightly placed beside the Red Sallier de la Tour. This is a wine of great body and structure, also very elegant and balanced, with an evolutionary potential of sure interest.
This international, aromatic variety is known and planted all over the world. Leaves are medium-sized, deeply toothed and trilobate, while bunches are small and dense. The medium-sized, thin-skinned berries are averagely pruinous, and take on a golden yellow colour when ripe.
The Sémillon variety has been present in Italy for the last century, but is still rarely cultivated. Although it is highly adaptable, it prefers cooler temperatures and a well-drained soil. The low acidity of this grape, and its medium to high alcoholic content have led to its use in combination with complementary varieties. It is characterised by an aroma and flavour similar to a mature Chardonnay, with hints of lemon, grapefruit, apple, peach, pear, tropical fruits, orange-peel, jam and honey. It is also suitable for making sweet liqueur wines.
The Syrah was first introduced by the Croatian Emperor Probus into the Rhone valley, the most famous area of production for wines made from this variety. In recent years the vine has become widespread throughout Italy, especially in the warmer regions. It has a five-lobed leaf and produces medium to large sized bunches with small, round or slightly oval-shaped fruit. The variety has a high level of acidity, a strong aroma and a good propensity for ageing.