Allegrini & Renacer Malbec Blend Enamore 2009

Member Review by Argovino:

Even before tasting, this blend draws attention for its limpid, fulsome texture in the glass, like simple syrup. The bouquet is unusual, with a strong center of hibiscus and freshly cut nectarine. That lightness transforms into cherry cheesecake and mandarin orange, altogether a rare flavor trip for these grapes. There are contrasts of light and dark, sharp and rich throughout – quite an experience! (AV 92, http://argovino.com/?p=861)

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Varietal: Malbec
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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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Snooth User: Argovino
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04/29/2013

Even before tasting, this blend draws attention for its limpid, fulsome texture in the glass, like simple syrup. The bouquet is unusual, with a strong center of hibiscus and freshly cut nectarine. That lightness transforms into cherry cheesecake and mandarin orange, altogether a rare flavor trip for these grapes. There are contrasts of light and dark, sharp and rich throughout – quite an experience! (AV 92, http://argovino.com/?p=861)


External Reviews for Allegrini & Renacer Malbec Blend Enamore

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Vintage: 2007 01/15/2010

Here is a joint project from the Bodegas Renacer in Mendoza and Allegrini in the Veneto- an Amarone style Malbec! Consultant Alberto Antonini brings his considerable expertise to this unique project, creating a wine that is Italian inspiration but pure Argentina in the bottle. Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon are left on the vine in the high altitude, arrid Mendoza climate the grapes are dried and ready, losing 30% of their weight, in a mere 10 to 12 days. In Italy it can take several months. Fermented to completion in temperature controlled cement and stainless vats. Then aged 12 months in French oak. The Wine Advocate scored it 92 points saying "The 2007 Enamore is a blend of 60% Malbec, 23% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Syrah, Bonarda, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It was sourced from own-rooted vines over 50 years of age and aged for 12 months in seasoned French oak. A glass-staining opaque purple, it offers up a fragrant perfume of cedar, spice box, lavender, damp earth, and black cherry. Opulent on the palate, it is dense and sweetly-fruited with complex black fruit flavors, plenty of spice, ripe tannin, and a lengthy finish. Cellar it for 2-3 years and drink it from 2011 to 2019." Limited. not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.




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