Allegrini ‘Palazzo della Torre’ 150cl

Allegrini ‘Palazzo della Torre’ 150cl

Wine: Allegrini ‘Palazzo della Torre’

Producer: Allegrini

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto / Valpolicella Classico

Vintage: 2017

Style: Red

Blend: Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 25%, Sangiovese 5%

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 150cl (Magnum)

Vegan

 

Notes: Allegrini’s take on the “Ripasso” method is made from a portion of grapes dried just for this wine (& not from the Amarone pomace, which is more common practice). It’s a smooth, velvety wine with ripe, juicy dark fruit & silky tannins.

This wine is elegant & well balanced, with a good structure & aroma. Ruby red in colour with purple hues, it offers light hints of raisins, sophisticated notes of vanilla, black pepper, cloves & cinnamon. It has a long, velvety finish & manages to be rich without being too full-on like some in this style can be.

 

Franco Allegrini used the modern version of the traditional ‘ripasso’ technique for Palazzo della Torre, drying a proportion of the grapes in the ‘Terre di Fumane’ drying centre, to intensify the character of this vineyard. The grapes that were dried were hand picked during September, & the grapes vinified immediately were picked at the end of the month. 70% of the grapes picked were vinified immediately & 30% were left to dry until the second half of December when they were vinified & then refermented with the wine from the fresh grapes. The wine spent 15 months in second-use barriques, & was blended together for two months, then aged for a further seven months in bottle.

 

Producer Info: The Allegrini family estate covers 120 hectares of vineyard in the heart of Valpolicella Classico. Although they have been growing grapes here for several centuries, Giovanni Allegrini was the first to start bottling wines from the family’s vineyards. When he died in 1983, he passed a passion for & a commitment to quality wine onto his three children – Walter, Marilisa & Franco. They worked together to build on Giovanni’s quality ethos until Walter’s death in 2003. Franco now looks after the vineyards & the winemaking, while Marilisa takes charge of sales & marketing. From the 2007 vintage, Franco sacrificed the Classico status of the Valpolicella & bottled the wine under Stelvin to eliminate cork taint & random oxidation problems as much as possible.

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Wine: Allegrini ‘Palazzo della Torre’

Producer: Allegrini

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto / Valpolicella Classico

Vintage: 2017

Style: Red

Blend: Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 25%, Sangiovese 5%

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 150cl (Magnum)

Vegan

 

Notes: Allegrini’s take on the “Ripasso” method is made from a portion of grapes dried just for this wine (& not from the Amarone pomace, which is more common practice). It’s a smooth, velvety wine with ripe, juicy dark fruit & silky tannins.

This wine is elegant & well balanced, with a good structure & aroma. Ruby red in colour with purple hues, it offers light hints of raisins, sophisticated notes of vanilla, black pepper, cloves & cinnamon. It has a long, velvety finish & manages to be rich without being too full-on like some in this style can be.

 

Franco Allegrini used the modern version of the traditional ‘ripasso’ technique for Palazzo della Torre, drying a proportion of the grapes in the ‘Terre di Fumane’ drying centre, to intensify the character of this vineyard. The grapes that were dried were hand picked during September, & the grapes vinified immediately were picked at the end of the month. 70% of the grapes picked were vinified immediately & 30% were left to dry until the second half of December when they were vinified & then refermented with the wine from the fresh grapes. The wine spent 15 months in second-use barriques, & was blended together for two months, then aged for a further seven months in bottle.

 

Producer Info: The Allegrini family estate covers 120 hectares of vineyard in the heart of Valpolicella Classico. Although they have been growing grapes here for several centuries, Giovanni Allegrini was the first to start bottling wines from the family’s vineyards. When he died in 1983, he passed a passion for & a commitment to quality wine onto his three children – Walter, Marilisa & Franco. They worked together to build on Giovanni’s quality ethos until Walter’s death in 2003. Franco now looks after the vineyards & the winemaking, while Marilisa takes charge of sales & marketing. From the 2007 vintage, Franco sacrificed the Classico status of the Valpolicella & bottled the wine under Stelvin to eliminate cork taint & random oxidation problems as much as possible.

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