Le Salette

Azienda Agricola Le Salette is well-established as one of the leading producers in Valpolicella, located in the very high quality sub-area of Fumane. Producing from 20 hectares of vines, the estate cultivates Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta, Molinara, and Croatina. Each wine, apart from the entry level Valpolicella and Amarone Classico, comes from a specific vineyard plot.

In the vineyard, grapes are grown slowly and carefully with the utmost respect for tradition and local techniques. The grapes are hand harvested, and only the top-quality grapes are selected to undergo the drying process to produce Amarone, Recioto, Ca’ Carnocchio, and Passito that can take from 3 to 5 months.

Managed by the historic winemaking family Scamperle, current 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. That belief is paired with their commitment to sustainable methods and the philosophy of ‘never forcing nature’ by following the natural viticultural cycle and originality of the soil and grape characteristics.

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“from old-vine yards (as evidenced in the name: Pergole Vece) is produced in an unmistakeable style: rich and full, warm and generous, long and deep, it is one of the wines which has given the current luster both to the appellation and to the house.” Daniel Thomases, Italy's Finest Wines (2018)

(Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2013) “Very deep ruby. Spiced strawberry, violet and peony aromas are complicated by hints of candied violet and cinnamon. Then juicy, bright and dense with sneaky concentration and density to the very suave red cherry and sweet spice flavors. Finishes very long, and remarkably light and lively on the palate, with wonderful acid-sugar-tannin balance. Marvelous Amarone that is more about grace than power, though it’s certainly no shrinking violet. I love its easy-to-drink quality.” 93 points, Ian D’Agata, Vinous Media (May 2017)