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Allegrini Corvina Blend Veronese IGT la Poja 2009

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Allegrinis Palazzo della Torre is often an irresistibly stylish wine, as it is again in 2005. This opulent, generous red is loaded with jammy dark cherries, chocolate, spices and sweet toasted oak. A portion of the fruit for this wine (30%) is left to air-dry on racks (Amarone-style) until December, when it is fermented and subsequently added to the rest of the wine, which is fermented normally. The addition of the wine from the dried fruit gives Palazzo della Torre an uncommon level of richness, density and complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011.Cheese Pairings: Grana Padano, Robiola, GorgonzolaFood Pairings: Spiced Lamb, Pasta, Steak

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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

Member Reviews for Allegrini Corvina Blend Veronese IGT la Poja

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Snooth User: Creebomb
8559918
4.00 5
01/30/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: BCoyle
84064288
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/01/2008

Very under rated wine, this was just compared to Zenato Ripassa Baby Amarone and majority of people chose this over the Zenato. Rich nose with a bit of dirt, earth, vanilla, and a touch of smoke on the finish.


Snooth User: grapelab
294005181
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/17/2009

30% of the grapes for this wine are heald back to be dried on straw mats. Luscious cherries, chocolate, coffee. This ripasso method gives the wine added depth and complexity and power.


Snooth User: vino83
130563162
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2009

Wow. One of my favorite Italian wines, period. Drank one and put one away for a year or so..can't wait to open it for a great drink then.


Snooth User: malthus
264305125
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/12/2010

Opulent, intense fruit; almost New World in style.


Snooth User: amancini
19399319
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/09/2009

smooth, rich, fruity and absolutely delicious. This wine is reminiscent of a Amarone with port like qualities, minus the hefty price tag. This is my current favorite and go to wine for all occasions.


Snooth User: mtbdeano
3632411
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/29/2009

Fantastic slow weekend evening wine, great full-bodied wine with rich currants and a smokey nose.


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External Reviews for Allegrini Corvina Blend Veronese IGT la Poja

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/07/2013

Allegrini Grappa Di Amarone is produced with the pomace of the dried and crushed grapes and is distilled and placed in small oak barrels to age. Destinctive cherry and butterscotch aromatics.


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
01/28/2014

Allegrini Valpolicella is characterized by fresh, cherry-like perfumes, moderate alcohol levels and balanced acidity. Allegrini Valpolicella is lively and easy to drink with moderate tannins and a bright, vivacious color. Allegrini Valpolicella is a wine that is meant to be enjoyed while it is still young and exhibits its most fragrant and intense fruit.


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

This blend of 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese is a smooth, full-bodied cru made in an innovative ripasso style. Dense and deep ruby red in color, Palazzo della Torre is loaded with luscious aromas of currant, blackberry and licorice, followed by hints of raisins and plums. Full-bodied and rich, with firm yet juicy tannins. A classic accompaniment to grilled or roasted meats and barbecued ribs.


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

This wine is characterized by fresh, cherry-like perfumes, moderate alcohol levels and balanced acidity. It is lively and easy to drink with moderate tannins and a bright, vivacious color. It is a wine that is meant to be enjoyed while it is still young and exhibits its most fragrant and intense fruit.


External Review
02/23/2008

A rich, flavorful grappa from one of the great producers of Amarone.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/17/2010

The 2005 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a big, fat, super-ripe wine boasting tons of richness in its dark fruit, spices and chocolate. Despite its concentration, this medium-bodied Amarone remains the product of an average harvest and the wine's modest structure can't quite measure up to the 100% new French oak. As always, Allegrini makes one of the more accessible Amarones readers are likely to encounter. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/19/2011

Beautiful aromas of minerals, berries and violets, with just the right amount of toasted oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins, but slightly austere on the finish. Give it a year of bottle age. Best after 2002.


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Allegrinis Palazzo della Torre is often an irresistibly stylish wine, as it is again in 2005. This opulent, generous red is loaded with jammy dark cherries, chocolate, spices and sweet toasted oak. A portion of the fruit for this wine (30%) is left to air-dry on racks (Amarone-style) until December, when it is fermented and subsequently added to the rest of the wine, which is fermented normally. The addition of the wine from the dried fruit gives Palazzo della Torre an uncommon level of richness, density and complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011.Cheese Pairings: Grana Padano, Robiola, GorgonzolaFood Pairings: Spiced Lamb, Pasta, Steak

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