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, each wine, apart from the entry level Valpolicella and the Amarone Classico from the Le Salette stable, comes from a specific vineyard plot.
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. The Valpolicella Classico is enchanting; light and fresh with exuberant fruit and a lively palate. Valpolicella I Progni, made using the Ripasso method, involving a secondary fermentation on the lees of the Recioto, is perfumed and juicy with surprising longevity. Pergole Vece Amarone, made only in exceptional years, is subjected to extended drying (6 months), and aged entirely in barrique. It is one of the few Amarone that has enough structure to take such treatment. The La Marega Amarone is made every year in greater or lesser quantities. It is dried for a month less than the Pergole Vece and aged in large Slovenian oak and only about 40% in barrique.