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Allegrini Valpolicella Classico 2009

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89 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): Red cherries, cinnamon, flowers and dried herbs come together nicely in the 2009 Valpolicella Classico, a mid-weight, varietally expressive offering from Allegrini. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012. (Aug 2010)

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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

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Snooth User: mattg722
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3.50 5
09/30/2010

Very smooth supple red that's great to drink all alone. A little understated compared to a lot of the wines I tend to like, but finish won me over.


External Reviews for Allegrini Valpolicella Classico

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Packed with fresh raspberry, cherry and cassis, this light-to medium-bodied red could possibly be mistaken for a young Rhocirc;ne. Hints of earth and chocolate held tightly in tune by the core of berry fruits and finishing clean and smooth.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A delicious, fruity, exuberant, zesty Valpolicello offers notes of black cherries intermixed with crushed almonds and dried herbs. It possesses an excellent texture as well as elegant, medium-bodied flavors crammed with fruit and character. No wood is noticeable, the tannin is sweet, and the acidity is unobtrusive. Drink it over the next 1ndash;2 years.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/23/2010

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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2008 Valpolicella Classico is a delightful unoaked red. This fresh, vibrant Valpolicella offers plenty of harmony and a long, harmonious close. Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2007 Valpolicella Classico offers up an attractive array of wild herbs, rosemary and cherries on a medium-bodied frame. This pretty, soft Valpolicella offers excellent depth and a long, clean finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2010. Allegrini is one of Venetorsquo;s historic estates. The entire range is consistent, and the entry-level wines are a great starting point for readers who want to discover the housersquo;s style.


External Review
05/19/2011

A young wine with aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and espresso. The flavors veer toward plum, apple skins and more chocolate. The finish is full and round, with firm tannins.


External Review
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - This youthful, medium-bodied wine is brilliant ruby red in color, with a fresh, cherry perfume. It has a moderate alcohol level. Made from Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara grapes, the wine's fruity perfume is maximized using a short maceration during the winemaking process. Although best drunk young, to enjoy its aromatic quality to the full, it will age for 2 - 3 years.


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89 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): Red cherries, cinnamon, flowers and dried herbs come together nicely in the 2009 Valpolicella Classico, a mid-weight, varietally expressive offering from Allegrini. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012. (Aug 2010)

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