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 which can take from 3 to 5 months.

Managed by the historic winemaking family Scamperle, the 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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“You can lose yourself in the bouquet of the 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico La Marega, as violets and lavender give way to blackberries, cherry sauce, white smoke and hints of clove. The textures are like pure silk, seamlessly coasting along a medium-bodied frame while displaying a dense core of mineral-tinged black fruits. There’s beautiful symmetry here, with residual acids buffering the 2016’s fine-grained tannins. It tapers off youthfully structured yet with cooling minty herbs contrasted by hints of mocha. This is stunning. La Marega is a single-vineyard expression from the Fumane sub-region within Valpolicella Classico.” 94 points, Eric Guido, Vinous (February 2021)