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Allegrini Veronese Palazzo Della Torre 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Seasonal development was excellent this year, with ideal day-tonight temperature ranges that effectively preserved the aromatic properties of the grapes until around the 10th of August. The scorching heat wave in the following two weeks had a damaging effect on the grapes that were more exposed to the sun and therefore we immediately set about removing these bunches. The approximately 50 mm (2 inches) of rainfall in late August/early September were a godsend and enabled the vines to recover their vigour and the weather to improve, with a return to day/night temperature ranges similar to those experienced previously. After analysing the grapes, we decided to commence harvesting at the beginning of September. This vintage will exhibit fine extracts together with a broad and intense range of aromas. The wines will therefore be broad and intense on the nose, enabling us to say that the harvest in Valpolicella Classica – whilst a little early and with a 10% lower than average yield – is one of the most promising in recent years.

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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 Veronese Palazzo Della Torre

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,119
0.00 5
11/16/2015

Intriguing and lovely sun baked fig and dusty black currant with savory notes of mushroom and loamy earth. This explodes on the palate with bunches of bright red raspberry, cherry and currant, filling the mouth with acidity and supported by tannic structure, towards the finish there's a tart topnote and a tingling acidity remaining but the clean and soft finish leaves plenty of room for more. 90 pts


Member Reviews for Allegrini Veronese Palazzo Della Torre

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,993
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 08/19/2018

Dark, sweet with multi layered goodness.


Snooth User: Marlowes
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1.00 5
Vintage: 2013 09/26/2017

One glass


Snooth User: puhnner
1534072,527
4.50 5
02/15/2017

Had this with dinner at Del Frisco's Eagle in Dallas. This one from Wine.com seems very accurate to me - '"One of the brightest and most consistent stars from the Allegrini portfolio, the 2011 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.' Tobacco, Paper, Fig, and Bitter Chocolate with nice bit of dryness. A great restaurant buy - $50 for an outstanding bottle.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,993
3.50 5
07/31/2016

Black and blue fruits on the nose even if a bit shy. A rather heavy dark cherry on the palate followed by enough acid to balance and finished rather long with mouth drying tannins, Reminded me a bit of a tannat blend. Interesting and different.


Snooth User: ekw590
127408368
4.50 5
02/21/2016

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/06/2013

rich red fruit with subtle hints of earthiness....medium bodied with a great balance


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,501
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/17/2012

So tonight being the 100th anniversary of the last dinner aboard the RMS Titanic, I thought it might be interesting to honor the tragedy with a dinner and bottle of wine that hearkens back to those days when technology and industry seemed to hold all the answers for mankind (where have I heard that before?). So I thought about recreating the menu, but I have to admit I had neither the desire nor inclination toward creating a 12-course dinner for myself tonight, so that seems out, though you know whatever I have will be good. Then I searched the web trying to find a list of wines served on Titanic, and perhaps I might have a current vintage, or even a similar wine, like a Bordeaux or Burgundy, but alas there is very little detail on the wines served on board. Click here for the rest of the review on my blog: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/04/2008-palazzo-della-torre-veronese.html


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External Reviews for Allegrini Veronese Palazzo Della Torre

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 06/07/2019

This is one of the wines that has made Allegrini famous throughout the world. The vineyard surrounds Villa della Torre, a splendid masterpiece of Renaissance architecture now owned by the family, and produces a full-bodied red wine that has an ageing 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 and then added to the previously vinified fresh grapes. The result is a velvety, well-balanced red wine that proffers mature, pulpy fruit. Easily pairs with various Italian dishes, above all risottos, especially those flavored with saffron, porcini mushrooms and pork; classic dishes such as pasta with amatriciana and carbonara sauces, baked lasagna, gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts; grilled meats and roasts. This wine also excels when matched with Parma ham and fine-cured zibello pork loin, as well as medium-matured cheeses, especially parmigiano reggiano, pecorino and Monte Veronese.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 12/04/2018

This is one of the wines that has made Allegrini famous throughout the world. The vineyard surrounds Villa della Torre, a splendid masterpiece of Renaissance architecture now owned by the family, and produces a full-bodied red wine that has an ageing 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 and then added to the previously vinified fresh grapes. The result is a velvety, well-balanced red wine that proffers mature, pulpy fruit. Easily pairs with various Italian dishes, above all risottos, especially those flavored with saffron, porcini mushrooms and pork; classic dishes such as pasta with amatriciana and carbonara sauces, baked lasagna, gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts; grilled meats and roasts. This wine also excels when matched with Parma ham and fine-cured zibello pork loin, as well as medium-matured cheeses, especially parmigiano reggiano, pecorino and Monte Veronese.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 05/26/2016

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. Description: With over five centuries of winegrowing tradition, Allegrini is the most-awarded winery in the Veneto and one of the foremost wine estates in Italy. The Allegrini family’s emphasis on single vineyard expressions of local grape varieties has drawn renewed interest in the Veneto, while their innovations in appassimento winemaking have made the estate’s classic Amarone and Valpolicella wines widely recognized benchmarks for excellence. About the Region: With some 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 micro-climates, soils and aspects contribute distinctive personality to the wines. The climate in the Valpolicella region’s Fumane is characterized by ideal factors and near-constant ventilating winds from Mount Pastello in the north. Nearby Lake Garda offers warmer, mitigating air currents and contributes to desirable warm temperatures. South-easterly exposure and hillside vineyard locations at elevations of 590-919 ft. allow for optimal sun penetration, and a mixture of older vines and more recent plantings find their home in extremely varied soils driven by clay and calcerous elements. Vine density is approximately 1,100 vines/acre for older sections, and 2,000 vines/acre for newer vines. Viticulture Notes: Seasonal development was excellent this year, with ideal day-to-night temperature ranges that effectively preserved the aromatic properties of the grapes until around the 10th of August. The scorching heat wave in the following two weeks damaged grapes most exposed to the sun, so we immediately set about removing these bunches. Approximately two inches of rain fell in late August/early September, and was a godsend enabling the vines to recover their vigour and the weather to improve, with a return to day/night temperature ranges similar to those previously experienced. Harvest began in early September, and this vintage exhibits fine extract together with an wide range of aromas. The wines are broad and intense on the nose, enabling us to say that the harvest in Valpolicella Classica – though a little early and with a 10% lower-than-average yield – is one of the most promising in recent years. Winemaking Notes: Grapes were hand-picked in early September, and de-stemmed and pressed prior to fermentation. The must was then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks first at temperatures ranging from 77 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately ten days, followed by a second round of fermentation at temperatures ranging from 46 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit for fifteen days. The wine was aged in second-use oak barrels for fifteen months, blended together for two months and then bottle-aged for seven months. Varietal Content: 70% Corvina Veronese 25% Rondinella 5% Sangiovese Titratable Acidity: 6.1g/100ml pH: 3.71 Alcohol Level: 13.85% Residual Sugar: 5.4g/100ml


External Review
08/23/2015

Gushing with dried oregano, spice and juicy sun-dried berry and cherry fruit, this tangy red is highly aromatic and framed by lightly grippy tannins. Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2018. 30,000 cases imported.


External Review
08/23/2015

The IGT Veronese 2011 Palazzo della Torre is a blend of 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese. The fruit is round and soft with ample padding from ripe cherries and wild berries ripened under the warm 2011 summer sunshine. Palazzo della Torre rests in neutral oak for 15 months for color and aroma stabilization.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/16/2014

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. - K.O. 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. A subtle, balanced version, with quiet accents of graphite and espresso mixing with the delicate black cherry, dried mint and smoky mineral notes. Shows light grip on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 18,300 cases made. -AN


External Review
Vintage: 2010 12/12/2013

A subtle, balanced version, with quiet accents of graphite and espresso mixing with the delicate black cherry, dried mint and smoky mineral notes. Shows light grip on the finish. Drink now through 2016.


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Seasonal development was excellent this year, with ideal day-tonight temperature ranges that effectively preserved the aromatic properties of the grapes until around the 10th of August. The scorching heat wave in the following two weeks had a damaging effect on the grapes that were more exposed to the sun and therefore we immediately set about removing these bunches. The approximately 50 mm (2 inches) of rainfall in late August/early September were a godsend and enabled the vines to recover their vigour and the weather to improve, with a return to day/night temperature ranges similar to those experienced previously. After analysing the grapes, we decided to commence harvesting at the beginning of September. This vintage will exhibit fine extracts together with a broad and intense range of aromas. The wines will therefore be broad and intense on the nose, enabling us to say that the harvest in Valpolicella Classica – whilst a little early and with a 10% lower than average yield – is one of the most promising in recent years.

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