Le Salette "La Marega" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009
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. One of the vineyards extends to just below the sacred building and has always been the property of a “historical” vinemaking family of Valpolicella: The Scamperle family, who are the proprietors of a winemaking enterprise with the same name as the sanctuary: Le Salette. Today the family owns 25 cultivated hectares, situated here and there among the most renowned places of the Valpolicella Classica and DOC aerea: Fumane, Negrar, Sant`Ambrogio and Cellore D`Illasi. The Scamperle family has followed their own production philosophy and consequently they assign a sort of “birth Certificate” to every type of grapevine. In the 1980s, management of the company was passed from father Fulvio, to son, Franco and his wife Monica.