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Le Salette
Pergole Vece Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
Veneto

The Scamperle family has cultivated vineyards for generations. Le Salette currently consists of 49 acres in the best areas of the Valpolicella Classico. This wine is only made in the best vintages.

Pergole Vece refers to the pergola trellising used in the vineyards and “Vece”, meaning old in the local dialect.


Owner: Scamperle Family
Website: www.lesalette.it
Winemaker: Franco Scamperle
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Corvina, Rondinella, Croatina, Oseleta, Corvinone

Vineyard Location: Top three crus: La Masua, Le Salette, Conca d’Oro
Orientation: North-East
Elevation: 720-985 ft
Vines Planted: 1963-2003
Trellising: Pergola trentina, Guyot
Yield/Acre: 12 ql
Soil: Basalt, clay and toar, rich in minerals

Vinification
Grapes are dried on tables in a well-ventilated area for 5 months, fermentation using natural yeasts at 64-68°F in barrique for 60 days; malolactic fermentation in barrique

Aging Process
30 months in French barrique followed by eight months of bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with violet reflections
Bouquet: Ripe fruit, prune, forest floor, licorice, black pepper and coffee
Flavor: Concentrated with great structure, elegant and harmonious which finishes with long herbaceous notes
Pairings: Ideal with game or mature cheeses; excellent meditation wine

Alcohol Content: 16%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 6,500 bottles