Allegrini, Valpolicella 2019

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Veneto

  • Area:

    Valpolicella

  • ABV:

    13%

  • Grape:

    Corvina

  • Grape Blend:

    Corvina 70%, Rondinella 30%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Organic:

    0

  • Winemaker:

    Franco Allegrini

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Allegrini Valpolicella 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This Valpolicella is ruby red in colour, with youthful highlights. Fragrant fruit with prominent notes of dark cherries are echoed by fresher hints of pepper and aromatic herbs, typical of Corvina and its genetic cousin Corvinone, the historic varieties of this appellation. This Valpolicella is impressively lively and playful on the palate, whilst exhibiting delicacy and finesse at the same time.

Production Notes

The grapes were destemmed before soft-pressing, after which fermentation occurred at 25-31 degrees in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Fermentation lasted nine days after which the wine was held in stainless steel tanks until bottling in mid-February where it spent a further two months before release.

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.