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Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2012

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Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2012 750ml

Allegrini Palazzo della Torre

92 Point James Suckling : Aromas of dried earth, dried raspberry and blueberry. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh, bright finish. Lively and delicious. This is always a delicious blend of corvina and rondinella. One of the brightest and most consistent stars from the Allegrini portfolio, the 2012 Palazzo della Torre does a great job in framing local flavors with the current and future favored global drinking style- soft, ripe and smooth, but not overtly oaky or extracted. Medium to bright ruby in color; fresh, fine and pleasing ripe fruit aromas, excellent persistence; medium bodied, nicely built on the palate, layered and rounded; dry, soft acidity, good balance; lively and pert red fruit flavors; fresh and bright aftertaste.

The vineyard surrounds Villa della Torre, a splendid masterpiece of Renaissance architecture now owned by the family, and produces a full-bodied red wine with aging potential of at least ten years. The blend is the historic combination of Corvina and Rondinella with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese. A small percentage of the harvested grapes are left to dry out until December, then added to the previously vinified fresh grapes. The result is a velvety, well-balanced red wine that offers profound, mature fruit.

The estate is based in Fumane di Valpolicella, just north of Verona in northeastern Italy. Valpolicella, or "valley of many cellars" is an area crossed from north to south by a series of hills, which in succession form three parallel valleys. These valleys are crossed by steep-sided, narrow river beds which remain dry except during spring thaws or autumn rains. The Allegrini family has been handing down grape growing and wine producing traditions over many generations, playing a major role in the Valpolicella Classico area for many centuries. Giovanni Allegrini was the founder of the new generation. He was extremely proud to be part of the Valpolicella, and dedicated his many resources and energies to this land. He was among the first in questioning local viticultural techniques, revolutionizing accepted practices, and speaking clearly about quality. He was able to combine the science of enology with strict grape selection, and between 1960 and 1970, made some of the Valpolicella's best wines.

 
Jesse
3/28/17 9:30 PM JOINED 3/23/09
My dad prefers old world Italian reds and I am a Napa Cab guy - when we get together this is always our go-to. It has fresh red fruits with incredible structure and a long finish. Definitely recommended!
Geza
8/31/16 10:42 AM JOINED 5/22/09
We have been drinking this wine for a number of years and is one of our favored. It is a full bodied wine, with well developed cherry and sometimes ripe plum taste, soft tannins and deep color and a long finish. We serve it with meats, meaty pasta dishes,horse d' euvres and cheese. Or, we sip it in the late afternoon instead of cocktails. I highly recommend it.

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Allegrini Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2012
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
92 Point James Suckling : Aromas of dried earth, dried raspberry and blueberry. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh, bright finish. Lively and delicious. This is always a delicious blend of corvina and rondinella. One of the brightest and most consistent stars from the Allegrini portfolio, the 2012 Palazzo della Torre does a great job in framing local flavors with the current and future favored global drinking style- soft, ripe and smooth, but not overtly oaky or extracted. Medium to bright ruby in color; fresh, fine and pleasing ripe fruit aromas, excellent persistence; medium bodied, nicely built on the palate, layered and rounded; dry, soft acidity, good balance; lively and pert red fruit flavors; fresh and bright aftertaste.
 

Notes on the Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 750ML 2012

Wine Maker Notes The vineyard surrounds Villa della Torre, a splendid masterpiece of Renaissance architecture now owned by the family, and produces a full-bodied red wine with aging potential of at least ten years. The blend is the historic combination of Corvina and Rondinella with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese. A small percentage of the harvested grapes are left to dry out until December, then added to the previously vinified fresh grapes. The result is a velvety, well-balanced red wine that offers profound, mature fruit.

Technical Notes The estate is based in Fumane di Valpolicella, just north of Verona in northeastern Italy. Valpolicella, or "valley of many cellars" is an area crossed from north to south by a series of hills, which in succession form three parallel valleys. These valleys are crossed by steep-sided, narrow river beds which remain dry except during spring thaws or autumn rains. The Allegrini family has been handing down grape growing and wine producing traditions over many generations, playing a major role in the Valpolicella Classico area for many centuries. Giovanni Allegrini was the founder of the new generation. He was extremely proud to be part of the Valpolicella, and dedicated his many resources and energies to this land. He was among the first in questioning local viticultural techniques, revolutionizing accepted practices, and speaking clearly about quality. He was able to combine the science of enology with strict grape selection, and between 1960 and 1970, made some of the Valpolicella's best wines.