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Allegrini Valpolicella Classico 2008

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The Allegrini family estate encompasses 80 hectares of vineyard situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area. The 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, it 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. In the 2007 vintage, Franco finally gave up waiting for the laws to change and bottled the Valpolicella under Stelvin in order to eliminate as much as possible the dual irritations of cork taint and random oxidation. He has sacrificed the Classico status of the wine in favour of preserving its purity and vibrancy of fruit and we are delighted with his decision! This is bright, youthful cherry-red in colour, with open perfumes of ripe, slightly spiced cherries, the characteristic perfume of good young Valpolicella. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, with sweet, ripe fruit flavours which bolster the juicy, fresh acidity and soft, rounded tannins.

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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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Snooth User: Nick75
263791233
1.50 5
10/04/2009

I've had a few wines from Allegrini and have generally enjoyed them. This one was reminiscent of the wine I tried to make in my basement a few years ago - I think I ended up pouring most of it out.


Snooth User: grapelab
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3.50 5
11/17/2009

Like the love of Romeo & Juliet, this wine is youthful & innocent. Bright fruit & fresh cherry aromas. Can certainly be enjoyed now.


Snooth User: stonerun
2345314
2.00 5
06/18/2010

Cannot taste anything, the smell and aromas are great


Snooth User: shelovewine
2967604
4.00 5
11/09/2009

I don't know if I had the same wine as Nick. My friend included this amongst his selection for his wine tasting and it was a popular favourite. Yum!


Snooth User: malthus
264305125
3.00 5
02/14/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Allegrini Valpolicella Classico

External Review
10/15/2009

A red, fruity, medium bodied wine which should be drunk young. Known and respected by the Romans, who, according to historical documents of the time, had a particular taste for Rhetico.


External Review
04/30/2010

Allegrini Valpolicella Classico DOC 2008 and all other wine from Allegrini are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.



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The Allegrini family estate encompasses 80 hectares of vineyard situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area. The 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, it 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. In the 2007 vintage, Franco finally gave up waiting for the laws to change and bottled the Valpolicella under Stelvin in order to eliminate as much as possible the dual irritations of cork taint and random oxidation. He has sacrificed the Classico status of the wine in favour of preserving its purity and vibrancy of fruit and we are delighted with his decision! This is bright, youthful cherry-red in colour, with open perfumes of ripe, slightly spiced cherries, the characteristic perfume of good young Valpolicella. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, with sweet, ripe fruit flavours which bolster the juicy, fresh acidity and soft, rounded tannins.

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