2018 Le Salette Valpolicella Ripasso I Progni

Valpolicella, Italy

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




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 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

"Ripasso" is ancient technique of wine making in Valpolicella. The manual harvest is followed by 8/10 days of maceration at a temperature of 20- 24°C. Then another fermentation (Ripasso technique) of the Valpolicella Classico on the local sweet dried grapes takes place.

The color is red. Intense. Hints on the nose of red fruit, spices and cocoa. In the mouth it is warm and soft, well balanced by a round tannin.

Blend : Corvina and Corvinone (70%), Rondinella and Oseleta (30%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vines of Le Salette
Vines of Le Salette
Valpollicella, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"The ripe red-cherry, lemon-grass, charcoal and light chocolate aromas develop into a complex flavour 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." -


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