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Allegrini Corvina Blend Valpolicella Classico Superiore Palazzo Della Torre 2000

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

This wine is a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese (the latter replacing the traditional Molinara). Seventy percent of the grapes are vinified immediately, with the rest left to dry until December, then vinified and re-fermented with the wine made from the fresh grapes. The result is a round, smooth, concentrated and highly extracted wine to enjoy with roasted vegetables or roasted beef or lamb.

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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 Corvina Blend Valpolicella Classico Superiore Palazzo Della Torre

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

This wine is a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese (the latter replacing the traditional Molinara). Seventy percent of the grapes are vinified immediately, with the rest left to dry until December, then vinified and re-fermented with the wine made from the fresh grapes. The result is a round, smooth, concentrated and highly extracted wine to enjoy with roasted vegetables or roasted beef or lamb.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Lots of black fruit, violet and mineral character. Full-bodied, with densely packed fruit on a rounded, expansive palate, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fruity, minerally finish. Delicious now, but should open up even more. A great value at this score. Best after 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

This single-vineyard red contains 5 percent Sangiovese, along with indigenous Veronese grapes Corvino and Rondinella. It has set the tone for modern, exciting reds from the region of Valpolicella. It is made from both freshly harvested and dried grapes, the Allegrini familyrsquo;s interpretation of the traditional ripasso method.




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