Vintage: 2022

VintageProduct CodeFormatClosureAvailability
2022AL201B226 x 75ScrewcapAvailable
2022AL201H2212 x 37.5Natural CorkAvailable
Vegetarian
Vegan
Producer

The Allegrini family estate comprises 120 hectares of vineyard in the heart of Valpolicella Classico. Although the family has grown grapes here for several centuries, Giovanni Allegrini was the first to start bottling wines from the family’s vineyards. When he died in 1983, he passed his passion and commitment to quality winemaking onto his three children, Walter, Marilisa and Franco. Together they worked to build on Giovanni’s quality ethos until Walter’s death in 2003. Franco looked after the vineyards and winemaking, while Marilisa continued to manage sales and marketing. From the 2007 vintage, Franco sacrificed the Valpolicella Classico classification by bottling the Allegrini wines under Stelvin to eliminate cork taint and reduce oxidation problems. Franco sadly passed away in 2022. He was an inspiring figure who led the way in Valpolicella’s quest for quality, forging a path many others have followed.

In 2018, Allegrini purchased 40 hectares of land in the municipality of Pozzolengo, after years of scouting the Lugana area around Lake Garda. They created a Lugana defined by lively acidity, which balances the natural richness of the Turbiana grape. The resulting wine is stylish and elegant, defined by classic floral aromas and hints of almonds. The Valpolicella has a lovely intensity of red cherry fruit, lifted perfumes and a ripe yet zesty character on the palate. ‘La Grola’, sleek and beguiling, sets the standard by which all other wines from Valpolicella are judged. The ‘Palazzo della Torre’, a ‘baby Amarone’ produced by Allegrini’s modern approach to the ripasso method, is plush and rounded. Their Amarone is outstanding, offering an expression that is intense yet balanced. The ‘Giovanni Allegrini’ Recioto Classico, named after the winery's famous founder, is bursting with fruit and notes of cherry, intertwined with pepper and thyme.

Vineyards

The south-east facing vineyards are located in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico region, on quality hillside sites at 180-280 metres above sea level. The volcanic soil has a high content of clay and calcareous. The vineyards are trained using the single Guyot system with 5,000 plants per hectare. The vines are 34 years old on average.

Vintage

Vintage 2022 started with a dry February and March. The sun, the excessive heat, and the lack of rain created such a critical situation that only some irrigation made it possible for the bunches to ripen. Rainfall between 6th and 13th August brought relief to the vines.The veraison phase speeded up and almost all the bunches were able to ripen, also due to the increase in the day-to-night-time temperature range that occurred in the second half of August. In the first stage of the harvest, a violent hailstorm caused severe damage to the crops. Fortunately, vineyards are located in 4 of the 5 municipalities of Valpolicella in which a large part of the yield was not hit by the hailstorm.

Vinification

The hand-harvested grapes were destemmed before going through a soft-pressing. Fermentation occurred at 25-31ºC in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks and lasted nine days. The wine was then held in stainless-steel tanks until bottling in mid-February, spending a further two months in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes & Technical Details

This wine is ruby red in colour. On the nose it shows aromas of mature red and black fruits, such as cherries and plums, with prominent notes of black pepper and aromatic herbs. A powerful, succulent Valpolicella accompanied by crisp acidity and a long, satisfying finish.

Alcohol (ABV)

13%

Acidity

5.65 g/l

Residual Sugar

1.6 g/l

pH

3.37

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