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Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2010

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"An elegant red that seamlessly integrates supple tannins and mouthwatering acidity with a core of plump cherry, fig paste, dried thyme and melted licorice flavors. The long, spiced finish shows a streak of smoky mineral. Drink now through 2030." *-Wine Spectator (93 Points)*"The 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico takes a modern spin on a local classic. The blend is 90% Corvina Veronese with smaller parts Oseleta and Rondinella that add color intensity. The wine's leading aromas revolve around Morello cherry and dark blackberry. But this New World Amarone also undergoes 18 months in new barrique. Its secondary aromas are vibrant and bold with cumin, dark spice and barbecue smoke. In the mouth, this Amarone offers velvety tannins and thick consistency." *-Wine Advocate (92 Points)*

Allegrini:
The Allegrini Farm is located in Fumane di Valpolicella. For generations, the Allegrini family has lived in this small but important locality of the Valpolicella Classica, handing down the activity of wine growing and the vinification of grapes from generation to generation. Since the XVI century, the components of the family have been among the protagonists of Valpolicella history. The docu... Read more
The Allegrini Farm is located in Fumane di Valpolicella. For generations, the Allegrini family has lived in this small but important locality of the Valpolicella Classica, handing down the activity of wine growing and the vinification of grapes from generation to generation. Since the XVI century, the components of the family have been among the protagonists of Valpolicella history. The document attesting to the fact that Allegrino Allegrini succeeded in purchasing the right to exploit several "fountains" or "springs" in Mazzurega, a suburb of Fumane, to facilitate irrigation of his property, is dated 1557. Between 1616 and 1630, as testified to by the acts and transcriptions of the time, the Allegrini family was counted among the families in Fumane who owned the most land, which ensured their pre-eminence in local society. Giovanni Allegrini, who was extremely proud, like his predecessors, to belong to the land of Valpolicella and dedicated his many resources and great energy to it, was the head of the new generation. Giovanni was among the first winegrowers to question local practices, revolutionising consolidated habits and speaking clearly about quality; he succeeded in adding oenological know-how to rigorousness in selecting grapes, thus creating a virtuous circle that produced some of the finest wines of the Valpolicella in the Sixties and Seventies of the last century. After his early death in 1983, his three children inherited the company: Walter, responsible for conducting the winegrowing activity, Franco, an oenologist and Marilisa, responsible for marketing. Within a relatively short period of time, they brought the company to a position of leadership in international winegrowing. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,119
0.00 5
09/15/2016

Dark, fully developed black fruit aromas of black currant, blackberry and black cherry with dusty earthiness that shows a nice fresh mushroom quality and a savory note that comes with a good dose of spice. In the mouth this blossoms with bright red fruit notes of red cherry, ripe raspberry and a touch of medicine leading the way for an incredible acidity, licorice and thick dark chocolate enveloping the palate through to the finish where it lingers


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/02/2014

Smoky, with lots of candied herbal notes on the nose along with a bit of black currant over a nicely spicy chinato like base note. This is rather gentle on the palate, a little chewy, filled with dried cherry fruit, and rich with attractive dried herb and spice notions the back end. gentle in the mouth and quite polished with ripe fruit tannins and good refreshing acids on the finish. This is very clear and fresh on the palate with lots of red plum fruit on the dry, moderately long finish. 89pts


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Snooth User: Leif Ivarsson
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2013

One bottle evaluated only! Have tastedd several less pricy Allegrini earlier with nice experience. This Amarone was unfortunalty a disappointment and not even close to the expected stardard for such price but more like ok for a quarter of the price. I had to leave it back to Systembolaget. /Leif


4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/01/2012

Gambero Rosso, Italy’s most important wine publication, considers Allegrini as a “Star” winery, a winery that has won at least ten "Tre Bicchieri" 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. The Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a very impressive, and unquestionably outstanding, beautifully crafted and fine dry red wine.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/29/2012

Extracted, very concentrated and a bit jammy. Opulent wine with great acid. Nice and age worthy. - WS Grand Tour 2011


Snooth User: Radman1963
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 11/19/2008

Excellent Amarone. This is one of my favorite Amarone. I really enjoy this wine with my main course extending into dessert.


Snooth User: joss
73889990
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 04/04/2012

this was an intensely complex wine that i had the fortune of enjoying w/ friends for a 35th anniversary. fat and fleshy, this bold red has tons of dark berries, plum, currant, with notes of pepper and cedar throughout. certainly tannic, but not unbalanced, this will mature very well if you can wait. otherwise, no problem to enjoy now...


0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 07/22/2008

Very dark ruby red in the glass quickly giving up rich aromas of chocolate cherries with some dried fruit and plum action. The palate was mouth pucker tannic, full bodied and fat but with plenty of fruity cherries on the mid palate. Lingering finish holding its alcohol well


Snooth User: whiterabbit
148935271
4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 03/09/2009

great wine


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External Reviews for Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 12/05/2017

The result of the Allegrini family’s expertise and a true classic of the appellation, this red wine embraces tradition, territory and the know-how of this spectacular region. Corvina, Rondinella and Oseleta are carefully air dried on racks 90-120 days and checked daily to ensure perfectly healthy skins. In this natural drying, or appassimento, the grapes lose 40-45% of their weight. This meticulous refining and lengthy aging yields a red wine that has become emblematic of Italian winemaking. Amarone has impressive structure and depth, with aromas of mature fruit and spices. On the palate, the wine’s natural level of alcohol is balanced by bright acidity and refined tannins. The finish has extraordinary length and complexity, recalling notes of dried fruits and baking spice. Description: With more than six generations of winegrowing tradition, Allegrini is the most-awarded winery in the Veneto and the benchmark for Amarone. The Allegrini family’s innovations in appassimento winemaking have made the estate’s classic Amarone and Valpolicella wines exemplars of excellence, while their emphasis on single vineyard expressions of local grape varieties has drawn renewed interest in the Veneto. About the Region: With 247 acres of vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico, the Allegrinis craft a collection of wines that speak of the remarkable sites where they’re grown—vineyards whose unique microclimates, soils and aspects contribute distinctive personality to the wines. The climate in the Valpolicella region’s Fumane has ideal temperatures and near-constant ventilating winds from Mount Pastello in the north. Nearby Lake Garda offers warmer, mitigating air currents and contributes to desirable grape ripening temperatures. Southeasterly exposure and hillside vineyard locations at elevations of 650 - 1650 ft. allow for optimal sunshine. The Allegrinis’ mixture of older vines and more recent plantings find their home in extremely varied soils of predominantly clay and calcareous elements. Vine density is approximately 1,100 vines/acre for older sections, and 2,000 vines/acre for newer vines. GRAPE VARIETES: 75% Corvina Veronese 20% Rondinella 5% Molinara


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 12/15/2016

The result of the Allegrini family’s expertise and a true classic of the appellation, this red wine embraces tradition, territory and the know-how of this spectacular region. Corvina, Rondinella and Oseleta are carefully air dried on racks 90-120 days and checked daily to ensure perfectly healthy skins. In this natural drying, or appassimento, the grapes lose 40-45% of their weight. This meticulous refining and lengthy aging yields a red wine that has become emblematic of Italian winemaking. Amarone has impressive structure and depth, with aromas of mature fruit and spices. On the palate, the wine’s natural level of alcohol is balanced by bright acidity and refined tannins. The finish has extraordinary length and complexity, recalling notes of dried fruits and baking spice. Description: With more than six generations of winegrowing tradition, Allegrini is the most-awarded winery in the Veneto and the benchmark for Amarone. The Allegrini family’s innovations in appassimento winemaking have made the estate’s classic Amarone and Valpolicella wines exemplars of excellence, while their emphasis on single vineyard expressions of local grape varieties has drawn renewed interest in the Veneto. About the Region: With 247 acres of vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico, the Allegrinis craft a collection of wines that speak of the remarkable sites where they’re grown—vineyards whose unique microclimates, soils and aspects contribute distinctive personality to the wines. The climate in the Valpolicella region’s Fumane has ideal temperatures and near-constant ventilating winds from Mount Pastello in the north. Nearby Lake Garda offers warmer, mitigating air currents and contributes to desirable grape ripening temperatures. Southeasterly exposure and hillside vineyard locations at elevations of 650 - 1650 ft. allow for optimal sunshine. The Allegrinis’ mixture of older vines and more recent plantings find their home in extremely varied soils of predominantly clay and calcareous elements. Vine density is approximately 1,100 vines/acre for older sections, and 2,000 vines/acre for newer vines. Viticulture Notes: Summer during the 2012 growing season proved to be particularly uncharacteristic, with high temperatures and a prolonged absence of rain. However, an unseasonable downpour in mid-July restored water reserves and brought the vines back to a state of equilibrium. In addition, an abundant three inches of rainfall in early September changed conditions substantially, bringing significant differences in day and night-time temperatures — a swing that is crucial for producing a wide range of aromas, retention of acidity, and the balanced ripening of the grapes. Although there was a 10-15% decline in average production, the heat wave did not scorch the clusters. Harvest was complete by mid-October, interrupted by only two rainy days in late September. The season resulted in wines with fine varietal expression and good acid content and structure Winemaking Notes: Select bunches were handpicked in late September, dried naturally 90-120 days, then de-stemmed and soft-pressed prior to fermentation in early January. The must was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at temperatures ranging from 46°F to 72°F for approximately 25 days with daily periodic pump overs. The wine was aged in oak for 18 months then blended together and aged another seven months. Wine Description: Aromas of mature fruit and spices. On the palate, the wine’s natural level of alcohol is balanced by bright acidity and refined tannins. The finish has extraordinary length and complexity, recalling notes of dried fruits and baking spice. Varietal Content: 90% Corvina Veronese 5% Rondinella 5% Oseleta Titratable Acidity: 0.57g/100ml pH: 3.61 Alcohol Level: 15.81% Residual Sugar: 4.g/100ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 12/15/2016

Tasting notes: The result of the Allegrini family’s expertise, a true classic of the appellation, this red wine embraces tradition, territory and the know-how of country ways. Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta are left to air dry at least until December and are checked daily to ensure perfectly healthy grapes. Lengthy refining and ageing finally yields a red wine that has become emblematic of Italian oenology, alongside Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino. It has imposing structure and depth, as much in its aromas of mature fruit and spices, as on the palate, where the alcohol is sustained by the right degree of acidity and refined tannins. Food pairings: Traditionally enjoyed with game, roasted and grilled meats, casseroles and well matured cheeses. Excellent with hearty dishes. Amarone’s distinctive flavour compliments new and exotic sweet and sour dishes. It is therefore also perfect with Asian and middle-eastern dishes. Serve at 18°C (64°F) and open the bottle an hour before drinking. This wine has the potential to age for more than 20 years. - Winery ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/29/2015

Tasting notes: The result of the Allegrini family’s expertise, a true classic of the appellation, this red wine embraces tradition, territory and the know-how of country ways. Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta are left to air dry at least until December and are checked daily to ensure perfectly healthy grapes. Lengthy refining and ageing finally yields a red wine that has become emblematic of Italian oenology, alongside Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino. It has imposing structure and depth, as much in its aromas of mature fruit and spices, as on the palate, where the alcohol is sustained by the right degree of acidity and refined tannins. Food pairings: Traditionally enjoyed with game, roasted and grilled meats, casseroles and well matured cheeses. Excellent with hearty dishes. Amarone’s distinctive flavour compliments new and exotic sweet and sour dishes. It is therefore also perfect with Asian and middle-eastern dishes. Serve at 18°C (64°F) and open the bottle an hour before drinking. This wine has the potential to age for more than 20 years. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2009 06/25/2014

The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a beautiful, “international” rendition that shows the soft and supple side of Amarone with loads of ripe fruit sweetness. You don’t find the thorny notes of oxidation you sometimes get with Amarone. This expression opens with an inky, impenetrable appearance and shows lingering notes of exotic spice, smoked bacon, grilled herb and blackberry preserves. Drink 2015–2025.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 11/04/2014

The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a beautiful, international rendition that shows the soft and supple side of Amarone with loads of ripe fruit sweetness. You dont find the thorny notes of oxidation you sometimes get with Amarone. This expression opens with an inky, impenetrable appearance and shows lingering notes of exotic spice, smoked bacon, grilled herb and blackberry preserves. Drink 2015-2025. - Robert Parker 93 PointsHarmonious, with depth to the layers of ferrous mineral, pure black cherry, anise, aromatic tea leaf and herb notes, showing a sense of overall finesse to the frame of fine-grained tannins and lightly juicy acidity. Drink now through 2028. 10,400 cases made. AN - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 PointsThis classic Amarone has a layered bouquet, with notes of prune, plum, nutmeg and clove, along with bell pepper notes. The palate delivers ripe blackberry and plum flavors, with hints of black pepper and chocolate. While this is very structured, restraint and freshness add elegance. - K.O. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 04/07/2015

The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a beautiful, “international” rendition that shows the soft and supple side of Amarone with loads of ripe fruit sweetness. You don’t find the thorny notes of oxidation you sometimes get with Amarone. This expression opens with an inky, impenetrable appearance and shows lingering notes of exotic spice, smoked bacon, grilled herb and blackberry preserves. Drink 2015-2025. - Robert Parker 93 Points Harmonious, with depth to the layers of ferrous mineral, pure black cherry, anise, aromatic tea leaf and herb notes, showing a sense of overall finesse to the frame of fine-grained tannins and lightly juicy acidity. Drink now through 2028. 10,400 cases made. –AN - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 Points This classic Amarone has a layered bouquet, with notes of prune, plum, nutmeg and clove, along with bell pepper notes. The palate delivers ripe blackberry and plum flavors, with hints of black pepper and chocolate. While this is very structured, restraint and freshness add elegance. - K.O. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points


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"An elegant red that seamlessly integrates supple tannins and mouthwatering acidity with a core of plump cherry, fig paste, dried thyme and melted licorice flavors. The long, spiced finish shows a streak of smoky mineral. Drink now through 2030." *-Wine Spectator (93 Points)*"The 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico takes a modern spin on a local classic. The blend is 90% Corvina Veronese with smaller parts Oseleta and Rondinella that add color intensity. The wine's leading aromas revolve around Morello cherry and dark blackberry. But this New World Amarone also undergoes 18 months in new barrique. Its secondary aromas are vibrant and bold with cumin, dark spice and barbecue smoke. In the mouth, this Amarone offers velvety tannins and thick consistency." *-Wine Advocate (92 Points)*

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Alcohol: 15.5%

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