2020 Le Salette Valpolicella Classico

Valpolicella, Italy

Classic mid-weight Valpolicella, fresh, bright and succulent.




About the Wine

This is Valpolicella in its brightest and lightest form - full of cherry and raspberry flavours, a touch of amaro and smidge of Italian herbs.

The local grapes Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina and Molinara are the delicious ingredients in this perfect lunchtime red - it sits around 12.5% alcohol and has a graceful easy of drinking.

Among the Italian red heavyweights of Barolo, Chianti and Amarone, succulent Valpolicella reds are such a bargain, and Le Salette has crafted a beauty.

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

Fresh, fruity, food friendly wine. A blend of our ingenious grapes. It reflects the terroir from which it took the name.

Manual harvest at the end of September, followed by an 8/10- days fermentation with the skins and then 8 months in stainless steel tanks. Bottle refined for 5 months. If well maintained, the wine can be kept for 2 to 3 years.

Blend : Corvina & Corvinone 70%, Croatina, Molinara and Rondinella 30%
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews


"Lifted nose of dried herbs and black pepper with juicy strawberry. Lovely concentration and zesty acidity on the palate." - Panel tasting by Michael Garner, Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW, Michaela Morris (


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