Superb, dense, cherry rich, 93-point red from the finest producer in Valpolicella – Allegrini. The family have been winemakers in the region since the 16th century and still pride themselves on innovation. A Ripasso style red with Allegrini finesse.
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Dense cherry fruit with hints of dark chocolate and blackberry. Long
Intense, chocolatey, cherry aromas with a long, marzipan finish
This is the type of wine that made Allegrini famous – a dense red of extraordinary richness and length. Franco Allegrini is the winemaker, one of the finest in Italy. The grapes – Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese – are from vineyards first planted in 1962. They surround a superb Renaissance palace in the heart of Valpolicella now owned by the family. The grapes are picked in two sweeps – the first carefully fermented, the second air dried for two months before being added to the main portion of wine, then refermented in cask, much like the Ripasso method that has become so fashionable. This lends a dense, cherry complexity to the wine, rather than overtly oaky notes. The family suggest serving this wine with pork or saffron risotto.
"What a beautiful red with lots of rich, ripe fruit, showing blackberry, walnut, dried-fruit, fig"
James Suckling Critic, 93 points