Wine Style: Full Bodied Red
Closure: Cork / Cork Type
The Allegrini family estate covers 100 hectares of vineyard in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area...
The family has been growing grapes here for several generations, 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 and Marilisa is director of marketing. From the 2007 vintage, Franco sacrificed the Classico status of the Valpolicella and bottled the wine under Stelvin to eliminate as much as possible the problems of cork taint and random oxidation.
Franco Allegrini used the modern version of the traditional `ripasso` technique for Palazzo della Torre. Grapes to be dried were hand picked during the third week of September, whereas those to be vinified immediately were picked in the first two weeks of October. The wine spent 15 months in second-use oak barriques, was blended together for 2 months, and then aged for a further 7 months in bottle.
Deep ruby red in colour, with perfumes of cherry and black forrest gateau. This wine has good body and an ageing potential of at least ten years. It has a smooth and velvety character, with mature, pulpy fruit character and delicious raisin flavours.
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