Allegrini, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Veneto

  • Area:

    Valpolicella

  • ABV:

    15.50%

  • Grape:

    Corvina

  • Grape Blend:

    Corvina 90%,Oseleta 5%, Rondinella 5%

  • Vegan:

    y

  • Organic:

    0

  • Winemaker:

    Franco Allegrini

  • Bottle Size:

    1500ml

Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015 - Magnum - Wine

Tasting Notes

A classic of the appellation with both tradition and a sense of place. With intense aromas of ripe, dark fruit and spice, it has an imposing structure and depth, superb balance with refined tannins and a long, spiced finish.

Production Notes

The grapes were dried at Terre di Fumane, a state of the art drying centre with controlled temperature and humidity. Under these conditions, the development of botrytis was avoided and the integrity of the fruit preserved. During the drying period, the grapes lost 40-45% of their original weight. Vinification took place in the first two weeks of January. The dried grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 8-22 degrees. Maceration lasted 25 days, with daily pumping over. The wine was racked into 100% new oak barriques (225 litres) in March for 18 months. After blending, it spent seven months in 8,700 litre oak casks, and 14 months in bottle.

Critics Reviews

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Producer Profile

The Allegrini family estate covers 100 hectares of vineyard in the heart of Valpolicella Classico. Although they have been growing grapes here for several centuries, Giovanni Allegrini was the first to start bottling wines from the family's vineyards. When he died in 1983, he passed on to his three children - Walter, Marilisa and Franco - a passion for and a commitment to quality wine. They worked together to build on Giovanni's quality ethos until Walter's death in July 2003. Franco now looks after the vineyards and the winemaking, while Marilisa takes charge of sales and marketing. From the 2007 vintage, Franco sacrificed the Classico status of the Valpolicella and bottled the wine under Stelvin to eliminate the problems of cork taint and random oxidation as much as possible. The Valpolicella has a lovely intensity of red cherry fruit, lifted perfumes and a ripe yet zesty character on the palate. 'La Grola', sleek and beguiling, sets the standard by which all other wines from Valpolicella are judged. The Palazzo della Torre, a 'baby Amarone' produced by Allegrini's unique approach to Ripasso, is plush and rounded. Their Amarone is outstanding, intense yet balanced. Their flagship wine 'La Poja', made solely from Corvina, is the original - and still the finest - 'super Veronese'. Their new Amarone Riserva from the Fieramonte vineyard has been produced in very limited quantity (3,000 bottles) with a strict selection of the best fruit. The wine is an extremely powerful and unique Amarone.