Le Salette

Valpolicella Classico DOC

Valpolicella Classico DOC

Red WineCorvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara, Croatina
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Lamb, Game Meat
    Red Meat, Steak, Beef
    Rice, Farro, Paella, Orzo, Risotto, Grains
  • ColorRuby red
  • NoseFresh, fruit nose with cherry notes
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
  • FlavorSoft with balanced acidity

Veneto At a Glance

Region Name Veneto

Veneto is an important wine region in the northeastern corner of Italy. In terms of geography, culture, and wine styles, it represents a transition between the alpine, Germano-Slavic end of Italy and the warmer, drier, more Roman lands to the south.

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2021 Vinous Media 89 Dec 2022 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2020 Wine Enthusiast 89 Apr 2022 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 Wine Advocate 87 Dec 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 Vinous Media 87 Feb 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Enthusiast 88 Apr 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Advocate 87 Aug 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2021 Vinous Media The 2021 Valpolicella Classico is wickedly fresh, with crushed rocks and peppery florals giving way to lavender-tinged strawberries. It's softly textured with a salty flourish up front leading to mineral-tinged cherries. This tapers off savory yet fresh, leaving spice hints lingering. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2020 Wine Enthusiast Aromas of red-skinned berries, baking spice and underbrush form the nose. The light-bodied, juicy palate features raspberry, clove and orange zest alongside round tannins and fresh acidity. It's made to be drunk young so enjoy soon. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 87 Vintage 2019 Wine Advocate Here's an easy wine to pair with a platter of ricotta-filed ravioli or maybe a mushroom risotto. The Le Salette 2019 Valpolicella Classico is smooth and streamlined, with a tonic and bright personality that is shaped by sour cherry, rose and aromas of wild berry or forest fruit. There are distant dustings of spice and licorice root as well. This is a drinkable but stripped-down blend of traditional Valpolicella grapes. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 87 Vintage 2019 Vinous Media The 2019 Valpolicella Classico is a pure and lifted effort that shows peppery florals up front, along with wild strawberries, geranium and hints of wet stone. It’s soft in texture with ripe red fruits supported by juicy acids. This tapers off clean and focused, revealing a hint of savory herbs. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2018 Wine Enthusiast This has aromas evoking red-skinned berry, cinnamon and tobacco. The lively, light-bodied palate offers raspberry jam, star anise and clove alongside smooth tannins and fresh acidity. Enjoy soon Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 87 Vintage 2017 Wine Advocate A blend of Corvina and Corvinone (70%) with Rondinella, Croatina and Molinara, the 2017 Valpolicella Classico sees no appassimento and no contact with wood. In this manner, it maintains its fresh, easy and fruit-driven approach. You get a touch of extra sweetness and darkness thanks to the hot-vintage conditions. This is an easy-drinker to pair with a simple pasta. Some 55,000 bottles were made. Shelf Talker Full Page Review