Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre Italy Valpolicella Franco Allegrini 2007
The Allegrini family estate encompasses 70 hectares of vineyard situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area. The Allegrini family has been growing grapes in Valpolicella for several generations and 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 Palazzo della Torre vineyard in Fumane di Valpolicella encompasses 26.39 hectares of east-facing vineyard planted between 1962-1989, situated 240m above sea level. Allegrini purchased this vineyard in 1978. The soil is mostly cretaceous and calcareous. The vines on the Palazzo della Torre vineyard are trained in the traditional Pergola system, with about 3000 vines/ha. This red blend is deep, ruby red in colour, with intense perfumes of cherry-chocolate on the nose. On the palate the wine has good depth and power, with a hint of dried cherries from the ‘ripasso’ vinification. Smooth and fullbodied, with a rounder style, lower acidity and fuller structure than a Valpolicella Classico.
Really fine tannins with beautiful cherry and dark fruit, with nice coffee and chocolate overtones. The Ripasso style is one that I'm just getting in to, and so far this one is my favorite. I've always loved Amarone, and this give a huge share of the Amarone character at a fraction of the price.
Juicy, vibrant and flavorful. Fantastic value.
Dark, rich color. A little tart taste. Dry. Not bad for the price.
Very earthy nose....medium body and a very pleasant finish....is a great wine for tomato based pasta dishes.... Give it a try!
Bold and a bit obtrusive. Katie says spicy?
Three and a half glasses
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90 Points - The Wine AdvocateEnticing 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 i
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. ** Only 3 in Stock **
WA 90pts - Winemaker Notes - This wine is produced using an innovative RIPASSO method. Well-structured, smooth and rounded, this wine is characterised by a long, elegant finish. Deep ruby red in colour, it has a delicious wild berry perfume, with flavour of raisins. The grapes Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Sangiovese from the Palazzo della Torre vineyard follow two different paths: 70 % of the grapes are vinified immediately after the harvest, the remaining percentage is dried until the end of December. At this point, the wine ferments again with the dried grapes. This wine will age easily for 8 - 10 years.
This blend of Corvina and Rondinella with a dash of Sangiovese is made by one of the Venetorsquo;s best-known family wineries. Palazzo della Torre is the product of an unusual method of vinification: After the harvest, 70 percent of the crop is vinified immediately; 30 percent is partially dried for three months, then crushed, blended with the larger lot, and fermented.
This Veneto red is glorious and rich, yet sophisticated. Dark ruby in color, it emits aromas of raisins and berries, with hints of cocoa and spice. Itrsquo;s full-bodied, with chewy yet velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Best after 2001.