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.
Grape Varietals: 80% Corvina Veronese, 15% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta
Vineyard Location: Located in the hills of the Valpolicella Classico area
Soil Characteristics: Varied, but mostly clayey and chalky soils of volcanic origin
Average Age of the Vines: 28 years
Harvest: Late September
Harvesting Method: Manuel, of selected bunches. Drying (Appassimento) Naturally dried for 3-4 months in the drying facility where the grapes lose 40-45% of their original weight Pressing: De-stemmed and soft-pressed in early January
Maceration: 25 days with daily periodic pump overs
Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Ageing: 18 months in oak, then blended together for 7 months
Bottling: July 2010
Bottle Ageing: 14 months
Alcohol Content: 15.95% volume
Vintage characteristics: 2007 was without doubt a great vintage, strengthening the already wellestablished view amongst consumers and international wine critics as to the excellent quality of Allegrini wines. The harvest started about two weeks earlier than usual due not so much to the hot summer but rather to the mild weather experienced during most of the winter and in spring. Production quantities were within the norm, whereas magnificent sunshine in the days preceding and during the harvest as well as the difference between day and night temperatures helped to yield perfectly ripened grapes with an ideal level of phenolic maturation and sugar content, thus also preserving them from mildew.
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 dry out 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 flavor 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 consuming. This wine has the potential to age for more than 20 years.