Wine Sartori, "I Saltari" Valpolicella Superiore DOC
Reviews of purchase Sartori, "I Saltari" Valpolicella Superiore DOC
Wine rich ruby-red color.
The wine has a well-balanced, fruity taste with rich cherry notes, floral and woody hues, turning into a long finish with vanilla nuances.
Wine seduces a multifaceted bouquet with hints of black currant and blueberry jam, notes of wilted flowers, wild licorice, tobacco and leather.
The wine goes well with first courses, grilled meat, grilled meat, pasta, mature cheeses.
"Saltari" - a line of wines, developed by Sartori and dedicated to the concept of caring for the vineyard, which is reflected in each bottle of wine. The choice of the name of the ruler is due to the deep meaning of the word "Saltari", which designates the protector of the birthplace of wine, the keeper of the vineyards. Saltaro is a real profession, which originated in the beginning of the XVI century and existed right up to the Napoleonic era. Saltaro was obliged to shoot at the thieves who ravaged the vineyards. On the territory of Verona, Saltaro provided their services until the annexation of Veneto and Lombardy by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The historical importance and popularity of the keepers of the vineyards pushed and inspired the manufacturer to the name of the project and the line of wines.
"I Saltari" Valpolicella Superiore DOC is a semi-dry red wine made from Corvina, Korvinone, Rondinella and Croatina grapes grown in the company's vineyards. High stoniness and poor access to water resources create unique conditions for very low yields, but at the same time extremely high quality berries. The grapes are carefully selected in small plastic boxes of 5-6 kg and delivered to the winery as soon as possible, and then placed on the sorting strip and crushed. During sorting, grapes are divided into three parts, depending on the degree of maturity, each part is vinified separately. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. After malolactic fermentation, the resulting wine is poured into oak barrels of various sizes. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12-14 months, so that the wine gains balance and roundness of tannins.
The estate I Saltari is located in the valley of Mezzana. Its territory includes 34 hectares of vineyards. In order to emphasize the peculiarity of autochthonous grape varieties, exclusively local varieties are grown in the vineyards, such as Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, as well as small plantings of ancient Croatin, Corbin and Oseleta varieties. Planting density ranges from 2,500–3,000 to 3,500–4,500 vines / ha, depending on the grape variety and the age of the vines. Average yield: 1.5 kg of grapes from the vine.
The company was founded Sartori extraordinary personality, a man with a steel will and tough character - Pietro Sartori. Being the owner of the hotel, which had a large flow of guests and visitors, he has collaborated with many winemakers, he delivers their products. In 1898, Pietro decided to buy your own vineyard in Negrar, to be able to offer people of wine, for the quality of which could vouch. Over time, its production has increased significantly, adding new vineyards. Booming business has not prevented Pietro acquire a large family. His five children, he was able to give a good education, but only one of them discovered his interest and ability in winemaking. Regola Sartori showed himself a worthy successor of his father. Like a tailor, who carefully selects the fabric for their creations, as he painstakingly collected blends to offer customers a decent wine, creating the image of the company.
After World War II, in 1947 the priorities of the company Sartori began the expansion and improvement of the production process. Regola worked tirelessly, not even using the word "holiday" in its own lexicon. But in 1952 he suddenly died, leaving two young sons. Despite his age, Perumberto and Franco Sartori took over control of the company. In the 60 years it has increased the popularity of Italian wines, which allowed them to enter the markets of Germany, UK and USA.
In the late 90s the company has teamed up with Sartori Cantina Sociale di Colognola to achieve the ambitious goal: Distribution of high quality wines around the world. Today Sartori - is the largest producer of wines in the Italian region of Veneto. More than 80% products are exported to many countries over the past few years the company's turnover increased by more than a factor of 2, which is an essential indicator of the high quality wines at fairly reasonable prices.
About prestige of Casa Vinicola Sartori company is the fact that it is the only Italian company that has been authorized for use as a corporate Verona symbol character - an image of the legendary knight Kangrade della Scala, Signora of Verona in the XIV century. All brands of the company Sartori suggests deep and inextricable link with nature, history, beauty and elegance of one of the most visited cities in the world - Venice.