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Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Proprietary Red 2006

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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.

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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

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01/29/2012

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

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
12/11/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/28/2011

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


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Allegrini's 1998 Amarone is a worthy successor to their profound 1997. Aged 25 months in 100% new French demi-muids, it is reminiscent of a modern-styled Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It boasts an opaque purple color as well as intense aromas of pepper, black cherries, blackberries, asphalt, and truffles. Extremely full-bodied, with lavish concentration, great stuffing, and well-concealed alcohol (15.5%), this stunning Amarone is somewhat primary, but should be at its finest in 2-3 years, and drink well for two decades. Bravo!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/01/2013

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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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.

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