Le Salette Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015


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“The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico sees four months of appassimento, and the blend is 70% Corvina and Corvinone, followed by 30% Croatina, Rondinella and Oseleta. Add in the 30 months of aging between barrique and botte grande and you get so much plush and ripe black fruit here, with spice, tar, cured tobacco and new leather. The moderate residual sugar adds to the wine’s thick volume and softness, making it a nice pairing with a rich liver dish such as the local fegato alla Veneziana. Some 25,000 bottles were made. Drink: 2019-2030. 93 points

Le Salette makes some of my favorite wines in Valpolicella. Franco Scamperle and his team have purchased an additional two hectares of vines in the Fumane area, where higher altitudes allow for the diurnal shifts between day and nighttime temperatures that are so important to maintaining structure and vibrancy in the local wines.”

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (244)