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Allegrini Valpolicella 2011

External Review by eVintner Wines and Spirits:

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.

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Region: Portugal
Winery: Allegrini
Color: Red
Variety: Valpolicella
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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

External Reviews for Allegrini Valpolicella

External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
02/17/2013

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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

Light-bodied, with a light dose of spicy oak and a creamy edge to ripe plum, dried cranberry and pomegranate flavors. Moderate finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

The 2012 Valpolicella is a well-executed wine and a great value. It opens with a dark, brooding appearance and shows immediate aromas of smoked bacon, dried fruit, leather and tobacco. There’s more happening on the bouquet here than virtually any other Valpolicella red at this affordable price point. It’s surprisingly generous in the mouth with long tones of ripe cherry, spice and grilled herb. You’ll be surprised to know that it only sees stainless steel. Drink 2013–2016.



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