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Allegrini Grappa di Amarone

Valpolicella, Veneto

Allegrini

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 six generations, but the estate in its current form was 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.

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Base Ingredients

The Allegrini family's southeast facing vineyards are located in the Valpolicella Classico hills at 180-280 metres above sea level. The soils are varied, but mostly chalky, stony and well-drained. The older vines are 30 years old on average, pergola trentina trained, with about 3,000 vines per hectare. Newer vines are single Guyot trained with about 5,000 vines per hectare.

Production

The Amarone marc is pressed, and the resulting liquid is distilled to produce a distillate of about 75 % alc. Distilled water is then added. Before being bottled, the distillate (brandy) is refrigerated at a temperature of about - 10° c. for about 48 hours and then filtered. The Grappa ages in oak barrels for 12 months

Tasting Notes

Clear and bright, this is a very clean and pure grappa. It is smooth on the palate with notes of cherry on the finish.

Vintage information

Vintage NV
Ingredients 80% Corvina/Corvinone
15% Rondinella
5% Oseleta
Region Valpolicella, Veneto
Alcohol (ABV) 43%
Bottle Size 50cl