Deep ruby red in color, this wine is brimming with notes of dark, dried cherries, blackberries and hints of dates and mocha. Pairs well with full-flavored pasta and risotto dishes, roast poultry and chorizo. Also excellent with hard and semi-hard cheeses.
Ordered several times and ordering again. Great value for Italian wine lovers
This "Baby Amarone" is an excellent wine!
Wine Maker Notes
Allegrini represents the highest expression of Valpolicella wines, with passion for elegance, commitment to excellence and a long heritage in refined winemaking. According to Gambero Rosso, Italy’s most important wine publication, Allegrini is a “Star” winery, a winery that has won at least ten "3-glass" awards. This rare honor is given to a select few of Italy's top producers and recognizes them for consistently producing outstanding wines across many vintages.
This blend of 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese is a smooth, full-bodied cru made in an innovative ripasso style. After the harvest, the grapes from the Palazzo della Torre vineyard follow two different paths: 70% of the grapes picked are vinified immediately, and the remaining 30% are left to dry until the end of December. The fresh wine made at harvest is blended with the fermenting juice of the dried grapes, initiating a second fermentation, and rendering a more highly concentrated and complex wine. Allegrini affectionately refers to Palazzo della Torre as its "baby Amarone."