Valpolicella Ripasso 'I Progni', Le Salette

Type: Red Wine
Style: Juicy & Smooth
Vintage: 2018
Grape Variety: Corvina, Corvinone, Croatina, Molinara, Rondinella, Sangiovese
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Pasta / Noodles
Red Meat
Wine Notes
Now - 5 Yrs
Flavours Blackberry, Mint, Red Cherry
About the wine

A luscious, mouth-filling red wine with juicy forest fruit character, sweet fragrant spice notes and a warming finish. This Valpolicella Ripasso I Progni from Le Salette is a wine of presence that offers complexity and delivers every bit of excitement that this ancient production technique has to offer.

Ripe cherries and sweet forest fruits greet you on the nose. Smell a little deeper and you’ll discover vanilla, tobacco, smoking wood and autumnal nights. On the palate the wine achieves a magical balance of full body, intensity, complexity and freshness. Flavours of black berries, raspberries, sour cherries and vanilla give way to earthiness, forest floor and tobacco leaf. True to the Le Salette winery style, the wine remains so bright and lifted throughout making it a truly delicious drop.

About the wine

Valpolicella Ripasso Wine follows an age-old winemaking technique, whereby the wine undergoes two fermentations to add extra flavour, body and alcohol (it’s not sparkling though if that’s what you’re thinking, the CO2 is allowed to escape so the wine remains still). The first fermentation takes place with the Corvina and Rondinella grapes that are grown by the Scamperle family at Le Salette, then, once the dried grapes that have been used for the Amarone have been fermented, this sweet pomace is added back into this first wine triggering a second fermentation. This method is known as Ripasso and the Le Salette Valpolicella Ripasso I Progni spends 18 months in oak barrels after this process takes place.

Le Salette winery is based in Fumane, a revered sub-region in the heart of Valpolicella. Here, the Scamperle have dedicated their lives to the beautiful red wines of the area and today they enjoy plenty of much deserved recognition for their stunning wines.