ALLEGRINI PALAZZO DELLA TORRE
The country of Italy is steeped in wine tradition. With over 1,000 indigenous grape varieties, it is no wonder that all regions in the country have a rich tradition with the vine. It would take a lifetime of unflinching study to learn all the deep complexities of viticulture here and we will touch only on some of the most important aspects of Italian viticulture.
The best of Valpolicella shines in the wines of Allegrini, a family-run estate that has been working the land here in this beautiful corner of Northern Italy since the 16th century. Renowned in Italy and beyond as one of the country’s most elite and reliably excellent Amarone producers, Allegrini has been influential in giving this part of the Veneto region a reputation for quality, in part by encouraging new winemaking methods.
There are flavors of meat, fruit, raisins, and spice. It is bold without being overbearing. This wine is drinkable by itself as well as a great pairing for countless dishes including Italian classics like mushroom risotto, carbonara, and cured meats.
Based on everything he learned from his father Franco developed Palazzo Della Torre, a wine named after the vineyard surrounding Villa Della Torre. The wine itself is made in a variation of the ‘ripasso’ technique common to the Valpolicella region. Since the technique does not follow the typical standard, it is not labeled under the ‘DOC’ specification. In this technique, some of the grapes are set out to partially dry (about 30%), while others are harvested normally. Then when the wine is made the juices are blended and a second fermentation occurs. This results in what one may consider a true “Baby Amarone”. The wine is made up of 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella, and 5% Sangiovese. It is aged for 15 months in French Oak, 2 months in casks, and 7 months in the bottle before being released. The wine is full-bodied, complex, and dry. There are flavors of meat, fruit, raisins, and spice. It is bold without being overbearing. This wine is drinkable by itself as well as a great pairing for countless dishes including Italian classics like mushroom risotto, carbonara, and cured meats.
This is an outstanding wine representing Allegrini and fine wine of Italy.
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