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Allegrini Corvina Blend Veronese IGT la Poja 2004
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. Located at the top of Podere La Grola, Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, the vineyard comprises 2.65 ha planted in 1979 at 310 metres above sea level, with south-east exposure. The soil is welldrained calcareous (78.5% chalk) and stony. Soils are marginally alkaline and combine with the active limestone content to reduce the vines’ vigour. Double Guyot trained vines with about 4200 vines per hectare, with the average age of 21 years. The yield is 42 Hl/Ha. This 100% Corvina Veronese is intense ruby red in colour. This wine has complex aromas of blackberries and spices on the nose. Full-bodied, intense and elegant on the palate with fruit, tannin and acidity all perfectly integrated, and the great length characteristic of a really high quality wine.
an excellent wine. nice nose. low notes, good length, balance, and finish. but it's got a slightly unusual flavor throughout, a nuttiness, one i don't dislike, but am not entirely used to yet.
This was a beautiful old world style Italian wine. So smooth, soft tannis, complex finish. I loved it. It's drinking great right now. Cheers!!!
its good, but i do not think its ready yet. several years to go
Bourbon lovers rejoice. Imagine a grape, blackberry, bing cherry flavored whiskey with tons of oak, alcohol and intensity & you have this powerhouse from Italy. Not for the faint of palate.
97 best to drink Hold 03, 04, 05
Bought at WalgreenS! in the select section for Allen's 50th. Enjoyed immensely with steak. Deep, smooth, sweet, fruit, delicious! Wine Spectator ReviewAn interesting melange of currant, prune, flowers and hints of cardamom on the nose follow through to a full body, where the fruit turns to fresh black currant, coating the firm tannins and giving a long, fresh finish of fruit and mineral. Superfresh and well-structured. Delicious now, but best to wait. Best after 2010.Wine Tasting NotesA well-structured, complex, elegant, and velvety wine, with intense ruby red color. It has a warm and spicy bouquet, with aromas of raisins. This wine is traditionally consumed with game, roasted and grilled meats, casseroles, etc
complex, good w/ food - bold flavors
External Reviews for Allegrini Corvina Blend Veronese IGT la Poja
93 Points -Wine Spectator "An interesting melange of currant, prune, flowers and hints of cardamom on the nose follow through to a full body, where the fruit turns to fresh black currant, coating the firm tannins and giving a long, fresh finish of fruit and mineral. Superfresh and well-structured. Delicious now, but best to wait. Best after 2010. 12,000 cases made."
Wine Advocate ReviewAllegrini's Palazzo della Torre (70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese) has long been one of my favorite ripasso-style wines and the 2004 is another winner. It reveals a plump, juicy personality loaded with perfumed, jammy fruit, roasted coffee beans and new leather. Although it is absolutely irresistible today, a few additional months of bottle age should help soften the wine further. It is a gorgeous effort at this level and a terrific value. Allegrini employs a unique variation of the ripasso technique for its Palazzo della Torre. The traditional method calls for the wine to undergo a second fermentation on the skins that are leftover from the vinification of the Amarone. The estate believes that this method leads to oxidized wines. Instead Allegrini dries a portion of the grapes (around 30%) and ferments them separately in the same style as an Amarone, then adds that wine to the larger portion of the wine, which is fermented in the conventional manner. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2010.
Black as coal and a true powerhouse. The nose dishes out tons of bacon, chocolate, caramel and prune-like fruit. Then comes the regal but complex palate that is much like the liquid version of fruitcake: there's liqueur raisins and dark chocolate in abundance. A rich, smooth mouthfeel solidifies it as a dynamite wine.
Impressive is the 1999 Amarone della Valpolicella, from a vintage which was anything but easy, but apparently created few problems here. Rich, jammy, and spicy aromas are followed by full and voluminous flavors, broad and warmly alcoholic with abundant super-ripe fruit and notes of chocolate, solid and voluptuous and extremely long on the finish. Drink 2005-2020.
Dark, broody, with loads of raisin, mineral and tar character. Full-bodied, with fresh, spicy fruit on the palate, big velvety tannins and a long finish. Drink now through 2007.
A modern style, with densely packed plum and berry on the nose, with light licorice and eucalyptus notes. Full-bodied and tight, with a core of crushed black fruit, firm tannins and a long, long minerally finish. Very closed now, but should be fantastic after a year or two. Best after 2006.
This is a highly intense and thickly extracted wine from one of the area's most storied producers that boast blockbuster notes of black cherry, chewy fruit comfiture, milk chocolate and vanilla-oak. At the back are interesting bacon highlights.
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