2004 Le Salette Recioto 'Pergole Vece'
60% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and 20% Croatina/Cabernet Sauvignon painstakingly dried over straw mats for months before pressing. This sweet specialty has had a decade and a half to mellow and mature, contributing to an array of dried fruit, forest floor, blueberry syrup, violets, cassic, sweet blackberry, fig, spice and cocoa flavors. Incredibly harmonious and still quite fresh, this wine is drinking beautifully right now, although it has a lot more life left in it if you can be patient! Le Salette is well-established as one of the leading producers in Valpolicella. Winemaker and proprietor Franco Scamperle is adamant that each wine must be allowed to express the character of the soil from where the grapes are grown.