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Allegrini Corvina Blend Veronese IGT la Poja 1998

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A full bodied, intense and elegant red. This area of the vineyard was planted with the intention of producing a completely original wine. The unique geographic and pedoclimatic conditions of this piece of land combined with a revolutional system of planting, bring out the vine's full potential. It is the first time Corvina Veronese, the most noble and important grape in Valpolicella, has been vinified as a varietal wine. This is a first rate wine by any International standard.

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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 Veronese IGT la Poja

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Snooth User: MikeSwede
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5.00 5
11/14/2008

Great vintage for this one. High in character, nice soft tannins, lots of dark fruits. hints of spice and cocoa


Snooth User: Keffer
2881469
5.00 5
07/20/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Allegrini Corvina Blend Veronese IGT la Poja

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

The 1998 La Poja, the estateandrsquo;s flagship wine, was produced from 100% Corvina Veronese and aged 27 months in new French oak demi-muids. An opaque blue/purple color is accompanied by dazzling aromas of blackberries, lead pencil shavings, acacia flowers, and pain grille. Superbly concentrated with great purity, and a palate staining intensity and richnessandhellip; all without any heavinessandhellip; a real achievement. This is stunning stuff! Drink it over the next 10andndash;15 years.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

The 1998 La Poja, the estate’s flagship wine, was produced from 100% Corvina Veronese and aged 27 months in new French oak demi-muids. An opaque blue/purple color is accompanied by dazzling aromas of blackberries, lead pencil shavings, acacia flowers, and pain grille. Superbly concentrated with great purity, and a palate staining intensity and richness… all without any heaviness… a real achievement. This is stunning stuff! Drink it over the next 10–15 years.


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

Always very serious. Lots of raisin, tobacco and toasted oak on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. This is loaded with fruit. Still very young. Give it time. All from Corvina. Best after 2006.



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A full bodied, intense and elegant red. This area of the vineyard was planted with the intention of producing a completely original wine. The unique geographic and pedoclimatic conditions of this piece of land combined with a revolutional system of planting, bring out the vine's full potential. It is the first time Corvina Veronese, the most noble and important grape in Valpolicella, has been vinified as a varietal wine. This is a first rate wine by any International standard.

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