Wine Enthusiast 93 points - Bright and tangy, with ripe cherry and wild strawberry fruit laced with ground anise, dried marjoram and dark chocolate hints. Offers a lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2022.-A.N.
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Crushed blue flower, ripe plum and a whiff of exotic spice emerge on this bold wine. On the concentrated palate, ground pepper, cocoa and licorice notes accent ripe black cherry and baked plum. Velvety tannins lend elegance and support.
Let us tell you a beautiful story that took place in the hills of a tiny village called Fumane. The story is of grace received: it was the year 1860 and the local farmers decided to build the sanctuary of Le Salette as a votive offering to the Madonna when she freed their vineyards from the scourge of the vine-pest. The sanctuary is a church which overlooks the village that it protects. It appears to be hanging on the rocks, and is surrounded by hills and vineyards. One of the vineyards extends to just below the sacred building and has always been the property of a ”historical” winemaking family of Valpolicella: the Scamperle family, who are the proprietors of a winemaking enterprise with the same name as the sanctuary, Le Salette.
Theirs too is a beautiful story, which tells about decades of faithful farming and love for the land, and, above all, a passion for making wine
Indeed, for generations the Scamperle family has dedicated itself to growing grapes, and, over the years, to gradually increasing the number of grapevines.
Today the family owns twenty cultivated hectares, situated here and there among the most renowned places of the Valpolicella Classica Doc area: Fumane Ca Carnocchio, I Progni e Ca Melchiori, Sant’Ambrogio Conca D’Oro and in San Floriano Monte Masua. The type of grapes produced are the most classical types of the zone: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta, a small quantity of Molinara, and Croatina.
The vineyard has grown slowly and carefully, always respecting the local technique which is sensitive to nature and has followed nature’s rhythm to bring out the originality and characteristics of the grapes.
The enterprise, Le Salette, has never stopped developing their product, basing the essence of their life and activity, their unflagging quest, on patient research. And their goal has always been quality, a goal shared by the entire family.
In a family business you never stop working: however, there is always time for a friend who drops in for a visit. The ”Casa Scamperle” and ”Le Salette” - have their doors always open: to excellence and to anyone who cares to pay them a visit.
It’s an open heart that makes good wines. They are: the Valpolicella, the Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso ”I Progni”, the IGT Veronese ”Ca Carnocchio”, the Amarone and the Recioto della Valpolicella, the white Passito ”Cesare”, the single grape variety wine Molinara and only in the best years the ”Pergole Vece” either Amarone or Recioto.