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The Allegrini family estate encompasses 70 hectares of vineyard situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico ar...Read more...
Extracted, very concentrated and a bit jammy. Opulent wine with great acid. Nice and age worthy. - WS Grand Tour 2011 Read more
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Here's a plush, rich Amarone that imparts raw notes of grape, cherry, cassis and blackberry. The nose is much more complex with spice, leather, bar... Read more
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Extracted, very concentrated and a bit jammy. Opulent wine with great acid. Nice and age worthy. - WS Grand Tour 2011
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Here's a plush, rich Amarone that imparts raw notes of grape, cherry, cassis and blackberry. The nose is much more complex with spice, leather, barbecue, cured meat and toasted nut. The mouthfeel is finely textured and long.
Allegrinirsquo;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 Chacirc;teauneuf-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 2ndash;3 years, and drink well for two decades. Bravo!
This is a thickly extracted Amarone with fruit-driven aromas of strawberry, cherry and blackberry preserves. it is inky and dark in color with impenetrable density and a smooth quality to its tannins. Allegrini is one of the most historic and well-respected producers in Valpolicella.
The 2004 Amarone Classico reveals well-articulated aromatics that lead to a poised expression of dark fruit, all supported by silky, refined tannins. This is a medium-bodied style of Amarone with a relatively low level of residual sugar of four grams per liter, which gives the wine its somewhat restrained personality. While I have no doubt this wine can age, I would prefer to enjoy it relatively young. Allegrini uses a combination of small barrels and larger casks for their Amarone, which is made from 80% Corvina Veronese, 15% Rondinella and 5% Oseleta. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016.
Allegrini's 2003 Amarone Classico (80% Corvina, 15% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta) reveals a super-opulent, engaging texture packed with sweet cocoa, dark fruit, cassis, blackberries, roasted coffee beans and licorice. It finishes with notable length and surprising finish for the vintage. According to Allegrini the rain that fell in July was critical in maintaining some balance in the wine. This medium to full-bodied wine is an outstanding example of a more restrained, clean style of Amarone. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2013.
Ripe and raisiny on the nose, with floral and mineral notes. Full-bodied, with thick, raisiny fruit, fine fruit-coated tannins and a long mineral finish. Best after 2007.
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.
Dietary Information: Kosher
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