Allegrini Corvina Blend Valpolicella Classico Superiore Palazzo Della Torre 2006

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90 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): This is a very polished, elegant Palazzo della Torre with pretty layers of mocha, spices and new leather that add complexity to the fresh, vibrant fruit. Palazzo della Torre is 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese. The addition of 30% dried fruit (Amarone style) adds an extra dimension of complexity. The retro 1970's label is also quite attractive. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016. (Aug 2009)

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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

Member Reviews for Allegrini Corvina Blend Valpolicella Classico Superiore Palazzo Della Torre

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Snooth User: calywa
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4.00 5
12/11/2013

Delicious, light and fruity wine. A lovely italian wine similar to a good pinot noir.


Snooth User: Nathan P
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4.00 5
02/22/2010

[Had with dinner out.] Wonderfully dry, balanced well with fruit. Has a lightness like many other italian wines, but not without substance and body. I will look for this in the stores for another taste.


Snooth User: solargecko
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0.00 5
12/16/2010

As effusively praised on <a href "http://www.wypr.org/Cellar_Notes.html">Cellar Notes</a>. They recommended having it with a nice, firm Italian cheese.


Snooth User: WineFlair
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4.00 5
10/25/2009

A great bargain for an average retail under $20. Corvina, Rondinella and a touch of Sangiovese, 30% of the grapes are held back, dried, and vinified seperately, then added back to the base wine in the style of Amarone. Plummy blackfruit, leather and spice with a long and glorious finish.


Snooth User: jdot
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5.00 5
10/12/2010

Surprisingly more body than a Valpolicella Ripasso. Earthy and spicy, but with rich fruit. Something for everybody in this wine.


Snooth User: Provecho
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4.00 5
06/20/2010

Supple in the mouth, elegantly structured, light but luscious fruit, hints of mocha and licorice. Try with roasted radicchio drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar.


Snooth User: maznoc
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4.00 5
02/20/2010

Pleasant nose (showing more flowers than fruit); smooth and round -- medium body with layers of berries and tree fruit. Soft finish. Excellent with aged cheese.


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External Reviews for Allegrini Corvina Blend Valpolicella Classico Superiore Palazzo Della Torre

External Review
11/14/2010

90 Points - The Wine Advocate"Enticing scents of chocolate, espresso, dark fruit, licorice and new leather emerge from the boisterous 2007 Palazzo della Torre. The fruit is sumptuous as always, but in 2007 Palazzo della Torre is not quite as approachable upon release as it usually is. Another year or two in bottle should help smooth some of the slightly rough edges that are present today. There is enough balance and elegance in the finish to suggest this will drink well for a number of years. Palazzo della Torre is made from 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese, all traditional Veneto grapes. Approximately 30% of the fruit is air-dried, Amarone-style. The fermenting juice from those grapes is added to the rest of the juice to give the wine an extra dimension of richness and body. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. "Winemaker's notes:Deep ruby-red in color, this wine is brimming with notes of dark, dried cherries, blackberries and hints of dates and mocha. Pairs well with full-flavored pasta and risotto dishes, roast poultry and chorizo. Also excellent with hard and semi-hard cheeses.


External Review
11/19/2009

90 Points - Wine Advocate The 2006 Palazzo della Torre comes across as somewhat restrained for this wine. This is a very polished, elegant Palazzo della Torre with pretty layers of mocha, spices and new leather that add complexity to the fresh, vibrant fruit. Palazzo della Torre is 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese. The addition of 30% dried fruit (Amarone style) adds an extra dimension of complexity. The retro 1970's label is also quite attractive. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016. -Wine Advocate # 184, Aug 2009, Antonio Galloni


External Review
05/17/2010

The 2006 Palazzo della Torre comes across as somewhat restrained for this wine. This is a very polished, elegant Palazzo della Torre with pretty layers of mocha, spices and new leather that add complexity to the fresh, vibrant fruit. Palazzo della Torre is 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese. The addition of 30% dried fruit (Amarone style) adds an extra dimension of complexity. The retro 1970s label is also quite attractive. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016.


External Review
03/03/2010

RP: 90 Points


External Review
12/26/2009

Dense and deep ruby red in color, Palazzo della Torre is loaded with luscious aromas of currant, blackberry and licorice.



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90 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): This is a very polished, elegant Palazzo della Torre with pretty layers of mocha, spices and new leather that add complexity to the fresh, vibrant fruit. Palazzo della Torre is 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese. The addition of 30% dried fruit (Amarone style) adds an extra dimension of complexity. The retro 1970's label is also quite attractive. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016. (Aug 2009)

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