Country: Veneto - Italy

Region: Veneto

All of Allegrini’s impeccable wines are produced from estate-grown fruit from their 90 hectares of vineyard in the communes of Sant’ Ambrogio and Fumane. Across the range and from vintage to vintage, they have superb fruit, balance, intensity, length, elegance, tipicity and, above all, drinkability.

Each wine has winemaker Franco Allegrini’s distinct stamp of quality, but every one has its own distinctive character. They are among the elite of the world’s best producers of red wines. The family has been growing grapes in Valpolicella for several generations, and the estate in its current form was founded by Giovanni Allegrini. When he died 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, while Marilisa is director of marketing. From the 2007 vintage, Franco sacrificed the Classico status of the Valpolicella and bottled the wine under Stelvin in order to eliminate as much as possible the problems of cork taint and random oxidation. Their south-east facing vineyards are located in the hills of the Valpolicella Classico region ranging from 150-250 metres above sea level for the Valpolicella to as high as 310 metres at the top of Podere La Grola where the chalky, white La Poja vineyard stretches across 2.65 hectares. Soils are very varied but mostly chalky, of volcanic origin, especially in La Poja where the soil is 78% chalk.  The older vineyards are trained using the pergola Trentina system, planted with about 3,000 vines per hectare, whereas the newer ones use the single Guyot system with 5,000 plants per hectare. The vines are 28 years old on average.

Allegrini Collection

Valpolicella Classico DOC Price €16.60

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Sensory features: Ruby red in colour, with purplish-blue highlights; the nose exhibits fragrant fruit with prominent notes of cherries, echoed by fresher hints of pepper and aromatic herbs, typical of Corvina and Corvinone, the historic varietals of this appellation. Whilst young it is impressively lively and playful on the palate whereas some years on it expresses greater delicacy and finesse.

This is the perfect accompaniment to Italian antipasti, soups, pasta dishes and to the wide variety of dishes that the Mediterranean area has to offer. Valpolicella also compliments roasted and grilled white meats. Serve at 16 C (61 F) and open the bottle a few minutes before drinking. Although best drunk young, to enjoy its aromatic quality to the full, it will age for 2 - 3 years.

Technical notes:
65% Corvina Veronese, 30% Rondinella , 5 % Molinara. 

Alcohol content: 14%

Bottle Size: 375 ml & 750 ml

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Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC Price €19.80

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Sensorial features: Nice fresh cherry, plum and rum raisin fruit framed by some savoury, spicy notes. Nice depth and structure, with a hint of tarry spiciness. Lively and fruity

Technical notes
70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella, and 5% Oseleta. The grapes were hand-harvested during the first week of October. After crushing, the must was macerated for one week at a temperature between 25 to 31 degrees. All of the wine spent one year in oak; half in Slavonian oak and the other half in 225 litre French oak. 

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle Size: 750 ml

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Belpasso Rosso Price €13.60

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Sensorial features: The Belpasso Rosso comes with dense and charming sparkling ruby red in the glass and offers a fragrance full of ripe red and black berries, dried cherries and a hint of elderflower. Next the flavours dance goes with hints of violet, clove, some bitter almond and dark chocolate. Full-bodied on the palate complex and dense, with notes of ripe berries with long finish.

Technical notes
Grape variety: 40% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella,10% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Merlot 

Best servedBBQ-marinated pork ribs, beef and vegetable skewers or T bone steaks.

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle Size: 750 ml

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Palazzo della Torre IGT Price €22.90

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Sensorial features: The fresh juice obtained at harvest is blended with the juice from the dried grapes, initiating a second fermentation, rendering a more highly concentrated and complex wine. What we like to refer to as our "baby Amarone" is more approachable with its pleasant and fruity character with raisin-like qualities.

Deep, ruby red in colour, with intense perfumes of cherry-chocolate on the nose. On the palate the wine has good depth and power, with a hint of dried cherries from the 'ripasso' vinification. Smooth and full bodied, with a rounder style, lower acidity and fuller structure than a Valpolicella Classico Pairs well with a wide range of first courses, including full-flavored pasta and risotto dishes. Also enjoy with roasts such as veal, turkey and lamb, as well as with grilled meats such as barbequed chicken, steak or sausages. Excellent with mushrooms and hard and semi-hard cheeses. For maximum expression of fruit and flavor, serve at 18 C in large red wine glasses.

Technical notes

40% Corvina Veronese, 30% Corvinone, 25% Rondinella & 5 % Sangiovese

Alcohol content:  14.5%

Bottle size: 750 ml & 1.5 ltr

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La Grola IGT Price €31.60

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The Grola di Allegrini is proof of how hybridization and experimentation, in the noblest sense of the word, can bring extraordinary results. It is born from the cru on the Grola hill, from the encounter between the native vines of Valpolicella Corvina, Corvinone and Oseleta, protagonists of Amarone, and Syrah. The native grapes give explosions and freshness of fruit and acidity, while Syrah brings warm spice and velvety tannin. More than 16 months in barrque complete the path of a wine of excellent elegance, good immediately but able to challenge time.

Sensory features: Thick and dark ruby red, the nose vibrates with rich and fruity notes of dried blackberries and strawberry trees, enhanced by spicy tones of vanilla, black pepper and licorice. Palate rich, sumptuous but always fresh and drinkable, tannin arabesque and enveloping. Made from Corvina Veronese, and Oseleta grapes grown in La Grola, one of the most prestigious vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico area in terms both of history and position.

Technical Notes

Grape varieties: 90% Corvina Veronese, 10% Oseleta.

Aging: 16 months in oak and 10 months in the bottle

Best served: It makes a perfect partner for red meat, either roast or in brown sauces, especially lamb. It is also delicious with stewed or grilled mushrooms and with mellow, aged cheeses.

Serve temperature: 16-18 C and open the bottle one hour before drinking. 

Alcohol content: 14%

Bottle Size: 750 ml & 1.5 ltr

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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC Price €84.20

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Sensorial features: A well-structured, complex, elegant and velvety wine, with intense ruby red colour. Packed with fresh raspberry, blackberry, cassis, and a butterscotch note.. It has a warm and spicy bouquet, with aroma of raisins. Long finish, with ripe tannins. It is made from dried Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara grapes, by using the thousand-year-old technique of APPASSIMENTO: after being harvested, the grapes are left to dry for three to four months, Amarone is an extremely important wine in Italian viticulture, a unique and unrepeatable symbol of the Valpolicella region. In the course of time Allegrini has improved its production with the aim to best preserve the characteristics of the fruit and has established itself as one of the truest interpreters of its uniqueness. It can age for 20 years.

This wine is traditionally drunk with game, roasted and grilled meats, casseroles and well matured cheeses. Excellent with hearty dishes. Since the grapes are allowed to dry partially before fermenting, Amarone has a distinctive flavour which can also accompany new or exotic sweet and sour dishes. It is therefore also perfectly suited for drinking with Asian and middle-eastern dishes. Serve at 18 C and open the bottle an hour before drinking.

Technical notes
80% Corvina Veronese, 15% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta. Aged for 18 months in French oak and 14 months in the bottle. 

Alcohol content: 15%

Bottle Size: 750 ml & 1.5 ltr

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La Poja IGT Price €126.20

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Sensorial features: This is a complex, full-bodied monovarietal wine with an intense ruby red colour. Having powerful aromas of blackberry, currant and dark chocolate. Stylish, spicy, full-bodied, with big juicy tannins and a long, long finish.

Made from Corvina Veronese grapes grown at the top of the prestigious and ancient La Grola vineyard, in the parcel called La Poja, where it has found its ideal terroir. This wine is absolutely original for the Valpolicella Classico area. It indeed reveals the character of the most important indigenous grape of this region, which traces its legendary origin precisely on this hill. The inspiration behind this monovarietal lies with Giovanni Allegrini and stemmed from his passionate belief in the land on which he lived. It has the potential to age for 18 years.

La Poja makes an ideal accompaniment to roast red meats and game. It is excellent with aged cheeses, and a perfect match with dishes made with white or black truffles. Serve at 18 C (64 F) and open the bottle an hour before drinking.

Technical notes
100% Corvina Veronese. Aged for 20 months in new Allier barriques and 10 months in the bottle 

Alcohol content: 15%

Bottle Size: 750 ml & 1.5 ltr

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Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOC Price €50.80

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Sensorial features: Deep ruby red in colour, a highly concentrated wine, with perfumes of dried fruits on the nose and a round, full and velvety palate. Sweet, but not cloying, with good intensity of dark, almost fruit cake flavours and remarkable power. Excellent length, with perfumes of spiced, dried cherries on the finish.

Traditionally this wine has been enjoyed with dry desserts, such as shortbread, cantucci (dry almond cookies), sbrisolona (a local crumb cake), however it also pairs well with dark chocolate soft cakes. Try it with strawberries and tropical fruits as well. Thanks to its outstanding roundness, it perfectly enhances some cheeses, especially a mild Gorgonzola. Serve at 14°C (57°F) and open the bottle an hour before consuming

Technical notes
80% Corvina Veronese, 15% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta. Aged for 14 months in French oak barriques months in oak and 10 months in the bottle. 

Alcohol content: 15%

Bottle Size: 500 ml

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Grappa di Amarone Price €50.80


Sensory features: The delicately perfumed Amarone grappa, has a characteristic, pronounced sensation of cherry to the palate, which is characteristic of grapes from this region, as well as a rich and lasting silky taste.

Technical notes: 80% Corvina Veronese, 15% Rondinella & 5% Oseleta.
Immediately after being drawn off, the dregs are subjected to soft pressing and are then distilled in copper steam stills, with a slow and discontinuous cycle. The distillation process is physical in nature, through which, using heat, it is possible to condense the volatile parts of the dregs. The "head" and "tail" are eliminated for conservation and to exalt the aromas and characteristic taste of the grapes from which the grappa is produced. Amarone grappa is refined in durmast oak casks for 12 months.

Alcohol content: 43%

Bottle size: 500 ml

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