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Allegrini Giovanni Allegrini Recioto Classico 2012

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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. The grapes are dried at Terre di Fumane, in the state of the art drying centre, where humidity and temperature are carefully controlled. By drying the grapes under these conditions, the development of botrytis is avoided, and the integrity of the fruit is preserved. The resulting Recioto is clean, pure and modern in style. This wine has a good depth of ruby red colour, with perfumes of dried cherries and a touch of spice from the oak ageing. On the palate the wine is sweet, but not cloying, with good intensity of dark, almost fruit cake flavours and remarkable power. Excellent length, with perfumes of spiced, dried cherries on the finish.

Region: Italy » Veneto » Valpolicella

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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

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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. The grapes are dried at Terre di Fumane, in the state of the art drying centre, where humidity and temperature are carefully controlled. By drying the grapes under these conditions, the development of botrytis is avoided, and the integrity of the fruit is preserved. The resulting Recioto is clean, pure and modern in style. This wine has a good depth of ruby red colour, with perfumes of dried cherries and a touch of spice from the oak ageing. On the palate the wine is sweet, but not cloying, with good intensity of dark, almost fruit cake flavours and remarkable power. Excellent length, with perfumes of spiced, dried cherries on the finish.

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