Le Salette

In 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 phylloxera. 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 the Scamperle family, a historical winemaking family of Valpolicella whose property takes the same name as the sanctuary.
Indeed, for generations the Scamperle family has dedicated itself to growing grapes, and, over the years, to gradually increasing the number of vineyards. Today, the family owns 49 cultivated acres, situated throughout the most renowned places of the Valpolicella Classico DOC area: Fumane Cà Carnocchio, I Progni e Cà 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 vineyards are grown slowly and carefully, always respecting the local technique which is sensitive to nature, following nature's rhythm to bring out the unique character of each variety.

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Le Salette 'La Marega' Amarone Classico 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
"The Scamperle family has cultivated vineyards for generations. Le Salette currently consists of 49 acres in the best areas of the Valpolicella Classico. La Marega vineyard is located in Fumane, in the heart of Valpolicella Classico DOCG area. This Amarone has an aging potential of over 25 years.
Item Number: 28623
Case: $389.70
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Le Salette 'Classico' Amarone 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Very deep ruby. Spiced strawberry, violet and peony aromas are complicated by hints of candied violet and cinnamon. Then juicy, bright and dense with sneaky concentration and density to the very suave red cherry and sweet spice flavors. Finishes very long, and remarkably light and

Le Salette 'Classico' Amarone 2010
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"A graceful version, with a sense of finesse to the layered flavors of crème de cassis, herb-marinated olive, mocha and ground spice. Features supple tannins and bright acidity. Drink now through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 10,000 cases made."~A.N.

Le Salette 'Classico' Amarone 2008
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Aromatic, featuring floral and sweet smoke notes, this open-knit version shows flavors of ripe cherry and black raspberry, with accents of soft raisin, dried herb and chocolate-covered cherry. Delivers a fresh, lightly spiced finish. Drink now through 2018. 307 cases

Le Salette 'Classico' Amarone 2007
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2007 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico reveals terrific integrity and fine overall balance. Floral notes lead to dark berries, leather, licorice and spices in this round, sensual Amarone. The Classico is the estate's entry-level Amarone and as such it is pretty approachable,

Le Salette 'La Marega' Amarone 2007
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93  "The 2007 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico La Marega is a pretty wine laced with crushed flowers, raspberries, spices, mint and licorice. It shows lovely mid-palate pliancy, with a touch more inner sweetness and perfume than the Classico. Black cherries, espresso, chocolate and

Le Salette 'La Marega' Amarone Classico 2005
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "The 2005 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico La Marega is a gorgeous, impeccably balanced wine bursting with personality. As it sits in the glass, layers of dark fruit emerge, followed by cherries in liqueur, spices, minerals and menthol. The 2005 La Marega possesses striking

Le Salette 'Pergole Vece' Amarone 2001
92  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 92 "The stylish 2001 Amarone Pergole Vece (70% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 20% Croatina, Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties) is another irresistible wine from Le Salette. Gorgeous aromatics give way to a core of fresh, vibrant fruit, blackberry liqueur, chocolate, violets and sweet

Le Salette 'La Marega' Amarone 2004
"Dark ruby red color with garnet highlights. The bouquet reveals intense perfumes of ripe cherries, almonds and vanilla. Sweet tannins on the palate. Long finish. Perfect with aged cheese, game, red and roasted meat." ~Winery Notes