Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Corte Giara 2014 - Allegrini

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Ripasso Corte Giara of Allegrini, 70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, is a red wine with great depth and balance, whose aging in wood is about one year in large Slavonian oak. Full and satisfying, good structure and harmony, soft. It goes well with any meal.

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CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
TypeRed Wine
Grapecorvina
DesignationValpolicella Ripasso DOC
Alcohol Content13,5% vol.
FormatsBottle of 750 ml.
TastingColor - red ripe ruby Perfume - red fruits, spices and medicinal herbs Taste - full, with excellent structure and harmony, soft.
Food matchesAll Meal, Stewed Meat, Roasted Beef, Aged Cheese
Service temperature16° – 18° C.
Suggested glassTulip glass very large
Vintage2014

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THE WINE

Ripasso Corte Giara of Allegrini, 70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, is a red wine with great depth and balance, whose aging in wood is about one year in large Slavonian oak. Full and satisfying, good structure and harmony, soft. It goes well with any meal.

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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Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Corte Giara 2014 - Allegrini

Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Corte Giara 2014 - Allegrini

Ripasso Corte Giara of Allegrini, 70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, is a red wine with great depth and balance, whose aging in wood is about one year in large Slavonian oak. Full and satisfying, good structure and harmony, soft. It goes well with any meal.

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