2017 Le Salette Amarone della Valpolicella La Marega

Valpolicella, Italy

A rich, bold Amarone with great length that grasps the palate with a long, firm handshake.


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Categories: World of Wine

About the Wine

From one of the family’s best Crus, La Marega, this Amarone is quite an intense style of wine that demands a certain level of commitment and passion from the winemaker. It takes an extreme quantity of fruit to produce the wine, with 5kg of grapes required to produce 1 litre of wine.

The elegance of the fruit comes through the finished wine however, as does the chewy intensity of the ancient drying process used to make this wine - leather, resin, prune, raisin and tobacco and liquorice. Sleek and silky, offering cooked black cherry and dried cranberry notes, with silky tannins and spicy notes, with a herbal hint that lingers on the long finish.

The mouthfeel is long, intense and very pleasurable. Dive right in.

About Le Salette

Under the sanctuary of Le Salette, built in 1860 as a votive offering to Madonna when she freed their vineyards from the scourge of phylloxera, the vineyards have always been the property of the Scamperle family, one of Valpolicella’s historic names, who proudly produce the wines of Le Salette.

It's a classic story, which tells about decades of farming and love for the land, and, above all, a passion for making wine. For generations the Scamperle family has dedicated itself to growing grapes, and to gradually increasing the number of vines. The vineyards have grown slowly and carefully, always respecting the local tradition, which is sensitive to nature and follows its rhythm to bring out the originality and characteristics of the grapes.

Le Salette have never stopped developing their product, basing their quest, on patient research, with quality always at their core. Today, the family owns twenty cultivated hectares situated across the Valpolicella Classica DOC.

The Le Salette barrel room
The Le Salette barrel room
Valpolicella, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

La Marega is one of our best vineyards, located in Fumane (Valpolicella Classica) with a great sun exposure and change of temperatures between night and day. La Marega is made with the natural and ancient drying process technique. It’s an intense, powerful wine with an excellent minerality.

Best to open one hour ahead of serving.

Blend : Corvina and Corvinone (70%), Rondinella, Oseleta and Dindarella (30%)
ABV : 15.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2037
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vines of Le Salette
Vines of Le Salette
Valpollicella, Italy

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