AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO
Name

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO

Producer
Year
2014
Blend
Corvina Veronese 80%, Rondinella 15%, Oseleta 5%
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Allegrini's Amarone Classico della Valpolicella is one of the most loved Italian wines in the world. Amarone in general is produced with local grapes, vinified after a period of drying. It gives soft and enveloping aromas of great complexity and depth. The origins of viticulture in Valpolicella date back to Roman times, as the withering technique is very ancient, which has also spread thanks to the natural predisposition of Corvina, a thick-skinned grape, to be subjected to this type of practice. In the beginning only sweet wine was produced from dried grapes, the famous Recioto della Valpolicella, then when a barrel of Recioto was forgotten in the cellar and fermentation continued by consuming all the sugars, Amarone was born by chance. Today it has become the symbol of the territory, appreciated above all on foreign markets. The Allegrini family represents a piece of Valpolicella history, where it has been growing grapes and producing wines for centuries. It is one of the most famous names on the wine scene of our peninsula and its labels have been a guarantee of excellence for years.

Allegrini Classic Amarone is the result of a long research path, aimed at creating a complex and rich wine, but which also retains the fruity aromas of the starting grapes, while keeping the original fragrance of the fruit intact. During the manual harvest, the healthiest and most mature bunches of the Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta grapes are chosen, which are then left to dry in opposite fruit trees until the month of December. During this period, the grapes dehydrate, losing about 40% of their weight and concentrating sugars and flavors. In the first weeks of January, the grapes are crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 8-22 ° C, with a maceration on the skins for about 25 days, accompanied by frequent pumping over. The wine then ages in new barriques for 18 months, for another 7 months after assembly and completes the aging period with at least 14 months in the bottle.

Amarone wine is the result of the experience of the Allegrini family, which produces this great excellence of Valpolicella in respect of tradition and the time needed for its full and complete maturation. It is a red with great structure, intended for long aging, with interesting evolutionary perspectives on the aromatic level. In the glass it has an intense red color with garnet reflections. The olfactory picture seduces by the softness and amplitude of the aromas, reminiscent of small berries, spices and noble woods. On the palate it is warm and enveloping, with a rich and complex body, a fine tannic texture and balanced freshness. The traditional combinations with the local cuisine want it on the table to accompany stews, braised or stewed game.