Valpolicella Allegrini
2015

Valpolicella Allegrini

Italy, Valpolicella

This is REAL Valpolicella! And there are few – if any – who are more highly regarded than the Allegrini family, true artisans and champions of quality Valpolicella. Lovely bright red colour and lifted morello cherry scent  – ripe red cherry fruit flavours and a light touch of liquorice.”

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£12.50

MWS: 95

Origin

A Valpolicella “Classico”, but because it’s bottled under screw cap the Italian authorities naively decree that the term “classico” cannot be used! Grapes are sourced from the area referred to as Valpolicella Classico, a sub-region of Valpolicella, the original zone before the region was expanded eastwards towards Soave. Vineyards sit in a specific area within the boundaries of just 5 towns, where in the Monti Lessini foothills grapes are sourced from altitudes of up to 450 meters - a favoured location for producing high quality Valpolicella blends.

Grape Variety

65% Corvina (or Corvinone), 30% Rondinella and 5% Molinara.

Harvested grapes are destalked and crushed, before fermentation at controlled temperatures which occurs in stainless steel tanks. 9 day maceration and malolactic fermentation follows, the wine kept in stainless steel tanks for 2 months then bottled and kept for an additional 2 months.

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Cellar Potential

Drink now and over the next 12 months.

Producer

The Allegrini family estate covers 100 hectares of vineyard in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area, a prominant producer who have been growing grapes here for six generations. The producers train their vines using two different methods: the older vineyards used the pergola Trentina system while the newer ones use the Guyot system, which allows greated vine density.

Food Match

It does work with well with a good pizza – or lasagna! Excellent with a roasted loin of pork – and the surprise red wine which can work with the Christmas turkey.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

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