ALLEGRINI PALAZZO DELLA TORRE IGT VERONESE 2018 VALPOLICELLA ITALY
Appellation: Veronese I.G.T.
Grape varieties: Corvina Veronese 70%, Rondinella 25%, Sangiovese 5%
The territory: Valpolicella Classica
Vineyard location: Fumane di Valpolicella – Palazzo della Torre vineyard, 26.39 hectares (65 acres) planted between 1962 and 2013
Altitude: 240 metres (787 ft) above sea level
Exposure: East/ Southeast
Soil characteristics: Varied, but mostly clayey and chalky
Training system: Pergola Trentina
Average age of the vines: 41 years
Density of planting: 3,000 vines/ hectare (1,214 vines/acre)
Vinification and ageing
Harvest: Manual harvest starting from September 10th of grapes to be set aside for drying; beginning of October for grapes to be vinified immediately.
Vinification: The fresh grapes were de-stemmed and pressed in September while the dried grapes underwent the same process in the second half of December.
Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature and duration: 1st Fermentation: 25-29° C (77-84°F)/10 days, 2nd Fermentation: 8-22°C (46-72°F)/approx. 15 days
Malolactic fermentation: In mid-April in barriques
Ageing: 15 months in second-use oak barriques, blended together for 2 months and then bottle-aged for 7 months
Alcohol content: 13.90% Vol
Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
Residual sugars: 5.7 g/l
Dry extract: 30.0 g/l
Free SO2: 22 mg/l
Total SO2: 91 mg/l
This is one of the wines that has made Allegrini famous throughout the world. The vineyard surrounds Villa della Torre, a splendid masterpiece of Renaissance architecture now owned by the family, and produces a full-bodied red wine that has an ageing potential of at least ten years. The blend is the historic combination of Corvina and Rondinella with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese.
A small percentage of the harvested grapes are left to dry out until December and then added to the previously vinified fresh grapes. The result is a velvety, well-balanced red wine that proffers mature, pulpy fruit.
This wine is a deep ruby red and easily pairs with various Italian dishes, above all risottos, especially those flavoured with saffron, porcini mushrooms and pork; classic dishes such as pasta with Amatriciana and Carbonara sauces, baked lasagna, gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts; grilled meats and roasts. This wine also excels when matched with Parma ham and fine-cured Zibello pork loin, as well as medium-matured cheeses, especially Parmigiano Reggiano, pecorino and Monte Veronese.
The delightful aroma of raisined grapes is enhanced if the wine is served at 18° C in a large wine glass.
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- Delivery to Hong Kong metropolitan area
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