Italian Wine Reviews: Allegrini Palazzo della Torre


It is our Great Pleasure to introduce you to one of Italy’s Best Values.

The Allegrini 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. Geography and weather combine to create an ideal growing environment.

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, the remaining 30% are left to dry until the end of December. They are then vinified and refermented with the wine from the fresh grapes.

Reviews of 2010 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre

The Wine Advocate, 90 Points

The 2010 Palazzo della Torre is 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese that is air-dried until December after the harvest. That brief appassimento has shaped a delicious wine with loads of cherry and dark spice. It’s a great value with the depth of concentration and length that would match a wine double this price. Drink 2013-2018.

The Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points

Made from 30% dried grapes in the Amarone method, this delicious wine is loaded with mouthwatering black cherry, carob and fig flavors, with touches of mocha and nutmeg. It’s silky smooth, with polished tannins, fresh acidity and depth that offers effortless drinkability and pleasure.

Where to Buy Allegrini Palazzo della Terra
Main Street Produce
100 East North Main Street
Littleton, North Carolina 27850
252-586-8468
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