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Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Corvina. Rondinella. Molinara Veneto Amarone Della Valpolicella 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Dieser Parade-Wein mit seinem vollen Körper, seiner tiefen Frucht und grossen Eleganz entstammt der Spitzenlage «La Grola». Diese Cru gehört zu den edelsten und erlesensten Weinbergen des Valpolicella Classico und ist im Alleinbesitz der Familie Allegrini. Der «La Grola» präsentiert sich in einem tiefen, fast schwarzen, rubinroten Kleid. Die kräftige Nase von beinahe überreifer Frucht bestätigt sich am Gaumen gehaltvoll, tanninbetont und tiefgründig. Am Zungengrund weiss er letztlich noch einiges zu erzählen.

Allegrini:
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

External Reviews for Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Corvina. Rondinella. Molinara Veneto Amarone Della Valpolicella

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/18/2009

"This ruby-red wine displays warm and spicy aromas of dried cherries, plums, mocha, fig and sweet spice. On the palate it is well-structured, velvety and elegant. This wine makes an excellent pairing with roasted or grilled meats and game, hearty casseroles, aged cheeses and it also pairs brilliantly with Middle Eastern or Asian cuisine even sushi! This versatile wine is ready to drink now, but will age beautifully for years to come. - Wine Maker


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/15/2010

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. This 2005 was rated 95 points by the Tasting Panel Magazine who said "Dark an dense with rich toasted plum and mature berries; balanced, lucious, concentrated and long with depth, spice and finesse." not sponsored by or affiliated with The Tasting Panel Magazine. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
05/26/2010

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. This 2005 was rated 92 points by the Wine Spectator who said "This full, thick Amarone offers masses of ripe fruit and fresh herbs, with velvety tannins. Turns to black pepper and fruit on the finish. Should age beautifully, but why wait? Drink now."



Dieser Parade-Wein mit seinem vollen Körper, seiner tiefen Frucht und grossen Eleganz entstammt der Spitzenlage «La Grola». Diese Cru gehört zu den edelsten und erlesensten Weinbergen des Valpolicella Classico und ist im Alleinbesitz der Familie Allegrini. Der «La Grola» präsentiert sich in einem tiefen, fast schwarzen, rubinroten Kleid. Die kräftige Nase von beinahe überreifer Frucht bestätigt sich am Gaumen gehaltvoll, tanninbetont und tiefgründig. Am Zungengrund weiss er letztlich noch einiges zu erzählen.

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