Le Salette Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015Le Salette
Origin: Veneto, Italy
Grape: Corvina and Corvinone
Underbrush, roast coffee and dark cocoa dominate the subdued dark cherry aromas and flavors. Smooth, lively and clean, with a strong note of torrefaction dominating throughout. Strong coffee notes dominate on the long finish. Pairs well with Game Meat, Grilled Meat, Hard Cheese, Roasted Meat
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.