I had the chance to do participate to the Wine Tasting of the Allegrini’s Winery.
They are one of the Star’s winery in Italy. Located in the Province of Verone.
Mostly knowns for the Valpolicella’s wine, the region also produce Ripasso, Amarone. And it’s a DOC appellation.
The Valpolicella is typically made from three grape varieties: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara which give a light and fragant red wine.
Let’s talk about the tasting.
The representative of the winery brought a large range of wines, from white to red, expressing a full panel of flavours… It is a family owned vineyard which knows how to do great wine.
My comments about the wines:
– The “Soave” (white wine): medium-intense straw yellow in colour. The nose reveals distinct notes of white flowers with a crisp and delicate citrus fresh palate. It’s a medium body wine which will work perfectly with grilled seafood and shellfish, sushi and sweet and sour dishes typical of Asian cuisine. Must be served chilled.
– The “Valpolicella” (red wine): ruby red in colour, the nose reflect berries and aromatic herbs. A bit young on the palate with soft tannin, fresh acidity and clean finish. Can be kept a bit longer. It will work with roasted and grilled white meat.
-The “Palazzo Della Torre” (red wine): Deep ruby red in colour with nice dark berries aroma. It’s medium plus body, rich and velvety tannin. Perfect for grilled meats and roasts, it can be good with tomato based dishes and cheeses.
-The “La Grola” (red wine): Deep ruby red, it is a full and intense body. Bright cherry, good acidity. Well balanced, better decant it at least 1hr before serving. Perfect for lamb or even stewed meat and medium to aged cheese
-The “Amarone Classico DOC” (red wine): Deep dark ruby colour, chocolate, cassis and cherry flavour, full body with velvety tannins, long finish, it is a beautiful and intense wine which MUST be decanted at least 1hr minimum, and it will open perfectly. Red meat, grilled or roasted; aged cheeses, dark chocolate.
Of course, for me I will recommend to keep some Amarone in your cellar as it will aged perfectly and can be kept easily 5 to 10 years…
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