Allegrini Pallazzo della Torre

£22.50

  • Grape : Corvina/Rondinella
  • Country : Italy
  • Type : Red
  • ABV : 14.5%

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Allegrini Pallozzo della Torre Tasting notes:

This wine is ruby red in colour with enticing aromas of dried cherry and hints of cloves, cinnamon and vanilla. Velvety in texture, it iswell-balanced and offers ripe, juicy dark fruit, with soft tannins and refreshing acidity.

Food match:

Pairs well spicy seafood stews, grilled salmon, poultry & game. Valpolicella’s simple flavors go well classic Italian dishes such as pizza and pasta, as well as poultry and some beef dishes. It is also one of the few reds that can complement seafood or salads, due to the wine’s relatively light body and tannins.

Producer:

The Allegrini family estate covers 120 hectares of vineyard in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area. The family has been growing grapes here for six generations, but the estate in its current form was founded by Giovanni Allegrini. When he passed away in 1983, it passed to his three children, who ran it together until Walter’s death in July 2003. Franco now looks after the vineyards and is the winemaker, and Marilisa is director of marketing.

Thanks to its status as a DOC wine under the Italian appellation system, Valpolicella wine has many stipulations that are required by law. Each wine must be made from 45 to 95% Corvina, which is the standard grape of the region, but up to 50% of this quota can be substituted with the related Corvinone. This is the source of the wine’s prominent cherry flavors. Additionally, Rondinella grapes must make up 5 to 30% of the blend, offering bright floral notes, with any additional grape such as Molinara being used sparingly. The resulting wine is bright, lively, and balanced, with accessible fruity flavours.

 

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