Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2012 - Allegrini

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Amarone Valpolicella Classico of Allegrini is the result of all the wisdom of the family, a true classic of the appellation, a red that embodies tradition, land and peasant wisdom. Allegrini has perfected a style of Amarone can maintain and enhance the integrity of the fruit. The profile is of great thickness and depth. Excellent.

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CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
TypeRed Wine
Grapecorvina
DesignationAmarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Alcohol Content15,5% vol.
FormatsBottle of 750 ml.
TastingIt has imposing structure and depth, as much in its aromas of mature fruit and spices, as on the palate, where the alcohol is sustained by the right degree of acidity and refined tannins.
Food matchesGame, Roasted Beef, Stewed Meat, Aged Cheese, Asian Food
Service temperature18° C.
Suggested glassTulip glass very large
AwardsGambero Rosso 3 Glasses, Bibenda 5 Bunches
ScoresJames Suckling 93/100, Wine Spectator 92/100
Vintage2012

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THE WINE

Amarone Valpolicella Classico of Allegrini is the result of all the wisdom of the family, a true classic of the appellation, a red that embodies tradition, land and peasant wisdom. Allegrini has perfected a style of Amarone can maintain and enhance the integrity of the fruit. The profile is of great thickness and depth. Excellent.

THE FAMILY

The Allegrini company may be considered the result of the intelligence and hard work of Giovanni Allegrini, who was a straight forward, instinctive man who built an agricultural concern that was solid, efficient and innovative.

He started working at a very young age and perfected the art of wine-making with great skill and an all-encompassing passion. He was given the evocative nickname “the barrel spider” because in the cellar he would proudly invite guests to taste his wine, and whilst listening to comments and opinions, spring like a spider from one precious barrel to another. The life-style, history and culture of Giovanni still represent, today, the key to understanding the philosophy and reasons behind the success of Allegrini. After the premature death of Giovanni in1983, his three offspring took over the company and have run it ever since with impassioned enthusiasm and ever-increasing skill and competence.

VALPOLICELLA AREA ACCORDING TO ALLEGRINI

Love for the land has been the driving force behind the Allegrini family’s commitment to enhancing the potential of Valpolicella and its viticultural traditions. The far-sighted choices made by the company have made it one of the leading wine companies in Italy, and thus the new generation of wine-makers in Valpolicella look to Allegrini wines as an indisputable benchmark.

The innovations introduced by Franco can be summarised in three main points: Gradual introduction of barriques used in tandem with traditional Slavonian oak barrels and, at the same time, a reduction in the ageing period so as to preserve the intrinsic flavour and aroma of the fruit. Revision of the consolidated technique of Ripasso: substitution of the pomace with a percentage of grapes dried using the appassimento method, so as to trigger a ‘second fermentation’ and confer a singular complexity to the wine as well as an elegant and well-balanced profile. A substantial modification to the appassimento method was achieved via the concept and creation of “Terre di Fumane”, a veritable ‘jewel in the crown’ of Valpolicella wine-making. Thanks to the ideas of Franco – supported by technical and scientific research – ideal conditions have been created for the drying and preservation of the grapes used to make Amarone and Recioto, thus guaranteeing high qualitative standards. 

After having explored ways of improving the local vinification techniques, Franco and his brother Walter also gradually introduced important innovations into the vineyards: they carried out wide-ranging experiments with the Corvina grape, which is the dominant variety in Valpolicella and one of the most interesting Italian autochthonous grapes. Its merits may be appreciated in La Poja, the company’s ‘cult’ wine made with 100%Corvina. Over time, the vine-training in the Family’s vineyards – the Trentino pergola (trellis) system, traditionally used in Valpolicella – was substituted by other systems to increase plant density. Finally, a densely planted vineyard was created using the international varietals Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah in the flatlands of Villa Giona.

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Amarone Valpolicella Classico of Allegrini is the result of all the wisdom of the family, a true classic of the appellation, a red that embodies tradition, land and peasant wisdom. Allegrini has perfected a style of Amarone can maintain and enhance the integrity of the fruit. The profile is of great thickness and depth. Excellent.

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