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Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Proprietary Red 2006
The Allegrini family estate encompasses 70 hectares of vineyard situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area. The Allegrini family have been growing grapes in Valpolicella for several generations, though the estate in its current form was founded by Giovanni Allegrini. When he died in 1983, the estate passed to his three children who ran it together until Walter’s death in July 2003. Franco now looks after the vineyards and is the winemaker, and Marilisa is director of marketing. The Allegrini family’s southeast facing vineyards are located in the Valpolicella Classico hills at 180-280 metres above sea level. The soils are varied, but mostly chalky, stony and well-drained. The older vines are 30 years old on average, pergola trentina trained, with about 3,000 vines per hectare. Newer vines have also been planted which are single Guyot trained with about 5,000 vines per hectares. Grapes for the Amarone are hand harvested during the second half of September and are allowed to dry naturally for about 100 days at ‘Terre di Fumane’, a state of the art drying centre where both temperature and humidity are controlled. By drying the grapes under these conditions, the development of botrytis is avoided, and the integrity of the fruit is preserved. During the drying period the grapes lose 40-45% of their original weight. This delightful Amarone is deep ruby in colour, with a warm and spicy bouquet of characteristic dried cherries and raisins. Well-structured, complex, elegant and velvety on the palate with plenty of fine fruit character and toasty oak. Intense and powerful finish.
Extracted, very concentrated and a bit jammy. Opulent wine with great acid. Nice and age worthy. - WS Grand Tour 2011
External Reviews for Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Proprietary Red
Kräftiges Rubinrot. Dieser körperreiche und kräftige, aber elegante Wein besitzt ein würziges und vielschichtiges Aroma: reife Frucht, Marmelade, Cacao, Nuss, Tabak und Leder. Der unverwechselbare Geschmack ist geprägt von einem Gleichgewichtsspiel zwischen Säure und Süsse. Sehr lang anhaltend.
Im Gaumen zeigt dieser sehr komplexe Wein Noten nach Blaubeerkonfitüre, Leder und Bitterschokolade. Die Tannine sind sehr feinkörnig und wirken elegant. Der Abgang dieses Weines ist unglaublich lang und wird von einer reiffruchtigen Aromatik geprägt.
The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is the finest young vintage I have ever tasted of this wine. The 2006 is a beautifully balanced Amarone with great intensity in its dark fruit and the accompanying structure to support many years of cellaring. Hints of smoke, tar, licorice and incense linger on the tightly wound finish. The freshness, clarity and vibrancy are first-class. This is an exquisite Amarone from Allegrini. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026.
Interesting aromas of dark chocolate, coffee bean and very ripe fruit follow through to a full body, with firm tannins and a finish of sweet fruit and treacle tart. A tight style. Needs time to soften and open. Best after 2012. -JS
The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is the finest young vintage I have ever tasted of this wine. The 2006 is a beautifully balanced Amarone with great intensity in its dark fruit and the accompanying structure to support many years of cellaring. Hints of smoke, tar, licorice and incense linger on the tightly wound finish. The freshness, clarity and vibrancy are first-class. This is an exquisite Amarone from Allegrini. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2026.
In der Nase würzig, intensiv, ausdrucksstark, Zwetschgen und Cassisnoten. Am Gaumen Orangennoten, reife Früchte, konzentriert mit kräftigen Tanninen. Saftig und rustikal. Langer Abgang.
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Dietary Information: Kosher
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