Allegrini, Palazzo della Torre 2016

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Veneto

  • Area:

    Valpolicella

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Corvina

  • Grape Blend:

    Corvina 70%, Rondinella 25%,Sangiovese 5%

  • Vegan:

    y

  • Organic:

    0

  • Winemaker:

    Franco Allegrini

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in colour, Palazzo della Torre has enticing aromas of cherry with rich dark chocolate notes. Velvety in texture, it is well-balanced and offers ripe, juicy dark fruit, with silky tannins and refreshing acidity.

Production Notes

Franco Allegrini used the modern version of the traditional ripasso technique for Palazzo della Torre, drying a proportion of the grapes in the Terre di Fumane drying centre, to intensify the character of this vineyard. The grapes that were dried were hand picked at the beginning of September, and the grapes vinified immediately were picked at the end of the month. 70% of the grapes picked were vinified immediately and 30% were left to dry until the second half of December when they were vinified and then refermented with the wine from the fresh grapes. The wine spent 15 months in second-use barriques, and was blended together for two months, then aged for a further seven 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.