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.