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Allegrini Corvina Blend Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Amarone Classico 2008

Member Review by Leif Ivarsson:

One bottle evaluated only! Have tastedd several less pricy Allegrini earlier with nice experience. This Amarone was unfortunalty a disappointment and not even close to the expected stardard for such price but more like ok for a quarter of the price. I had to leave it back to Systembolaget. /Leif

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The Allegrini Farm is located in Fumane di Valpolicella. For generations, the Allegrini family has lived in this small but important locality of the Valpolicella Classica, handing down the activity of wine growing and the vinification of grapes from generation to generation. Since the XVI century, the components of the family have been among the protagonists of Valpolicella history. The docu... Read more
The Allegrini Farm is located in Fumane di Valpolicella. For generations, the Allegrini family has lived in this small but important locality of the Valpolicella Classica, handing down the activity of wine growing and the vinification of grapes from generation to generation. Since the XVI century, the components of the family have been among the protagonists of Valpolicella history. The document attesting to the fact that Allegrino Allegrini succeeded in purchasing the right to exploit several "fountains" or "springs" in Mazzurega, a suburb of Fumane, to facilitate irrigation of his property, is dated 1557. Between 1616 and 1630, as testified to by the acts and transcriptions of the time, the Allegrini family was counted among the families in Fumane who owned the most land, which ensured their pre-eminence in local society. Giovanni Allegrini, who was extremely proud, like his predecessors, to belong to the land of Valpolicella and dedicated his many resources and great energy to it, was the head of the new generation. Giovanni was among the first winegrowers to question local practices, revolutionising consolidated habits and speaking clearly about quality; he succeeded in adding oenological know-how to rigorousness in selecting grapes, thus creating a virtuous circle that produced some of the finest wines of the Valpolicella in the Sixties and Seventies of the last century. After his early death in 1983, his three children inherited the company: Walter, responsible for conducting the winegrowing activity, Franco, an oenologist and Marilisa, responsible for marketing. Within a relatively short period of time, they brought the company to a position of leadership in international winegrowing. Read less

Member Reviews for Allegrini Corvina Blend Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Amarone Classico

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Snooth User: Leif Ivarsson
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01/03/2013

One bottle evaluated only! Have tastedd several less pricy Allegrini earlier with nice experience. This Amarone was unfortunalty a disappointment and not even close to the expected stardard for such price but more like ok for a quarter of the price. I had to leave it back to Systembolaget. /Leif


External Reviews for Allegrini Corvina Blend Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Amarone Classico

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/16/2013

A Proprietary Blend wine from Veneto in Italy. 2008 Allegrini Amarone Classico 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/17/2013

Ripe, sweet fruit flavors of damson plum and black cherry mix with lively acidity and accents of date, spice box, mineral and fresh earth, while layered tannins add muscle to this elegant red. Drink now through 2025. -AN Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Veneto in Italy. 2008 Allegrini Amarone Classico 750ml


External Review
02/05/2013

This ruby-red wine displays aromas of dried cherries, plums, mocha, fig and sweet spice. On the palate it is well-structured with firm but fine-grained tannins, and a velvety and elegant mouthfeel.


External Review
01/09/2013

Scoring a higher than the 2007 vintage, the 2008 Allegrini Amarone Classico is sure to be mesmerizing palates for at least the next 10 years but don't let that fool you. This wine won't last long on the shelves.


External Review
11/28/2012

The name Allegrini is practically synonymous with Amarone. The Allegrini family has been handing down grape growing and wine producing traditions over many generations, playing a major role in the Valpolicella Classico area for many centuries. A "Star" winery in the Gambero Rosso, having won the prestigious "Tre Bicchieri" award at least ten times, Allegrini wines are always premium quality. 92 points from the Wine Spectator who said "Ripe, sweet fruit flavors of damson plum and black cherry mix with lively acidity and accents of date, spice box, mineral and fresh earth, while layered tannins add muscle to this elegant red. Drink now through 2025."



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