2017 Le Salette Valpolicella Ripasso I Progni

Valpolicella, Italy

A single vineyard Valpolicella, in the regionally classic multi-fermentation Ripasso style.


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Categories: World of Wine

About The Wine

Ripasso wines are by their nature quite intense, due to the dual nature of their fermentation. The initial ferment happens post-harvest, while they do a second fermentation towards the end of winter of the dried local sweet grapes.

I Progni is a single vineyard located in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, in a location well known for a great sun exposure and high temperature variation between night and day. This leads to a wine that can last for a long time with a good minerality, and true terroir expression.

This creates a wine of intense colour and flavour, deeply red with aromas of red fruit, spices and cocoa. Big and soft on the palate, it’s a warm rich wine, with a velvety soft tannin profile.

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 historical names, who proudly produce the wines of Le Salette.

It's a classical 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 activity, their quest, on patient research, with quality always at their core. Today the family owns twenty cultivated hectares, situated across the Valpolicella Classica DOC.


Additional Info

From The Producer

"Ripasso-wine": initial fermenting stage in October followed by a second fermentation in March on the sweet lees of Recioto.

Aged 18 months in Slavonian oak (70% cask 30% Barriques), then 4 months in bottle before release.

Blend : Corvina and Corvinone (70%), Rondinella and Oseleta (30%)
ABV : 15.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Youthful, dark fruit aromas, slightly floral with a hint of nutmeg. Round, ripe, and juicy with perfumed black cherry flavours, fresh acidity, and a spicy, long finish." - Michael Garner (Decanter)

James Suckling

'The ripe red-cherry, lemon-grass, charcoal and light chocolate aromas develop into a complex flavor profile on the medium to full palate, where the balance of acidity, tannin and fruit is all but perfect. Beautiful now, but will be even better after a year or two.' - James Suckling (


'The 2017 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore I Progni is bright and fruit-forward with pretty flowery perfumes and hints of exotic spice. The textures are silky-smooth, casting notes of ripe blackberry and cherry across a medium-bodied frame. There’s a nice symmetry here, finishing fresh and crisp with violet florals and a hint of rounded tannins." - Eric Guido (Vinous)


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