Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2003
from Veneto, Italy
This blend of 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese is a smooth, full-bodied cru made in an innovative ripasso style. After the harvest, the grapes from the Palazzo della Torre vineyard follow two different paths: while 70% of the grapes are vinified immediately after the harvest, the remaining percentage is dried until the end of December. At this point, the wine ferments again with the dried grapes. This wine will age easily for 8-10 years. Deep ruby red in color, it has a delicious red berry perfume, with hints of raisins and plums.
"...intense herb-infused, black cherry fruit interwoven with notes of white chocolate, mocha, and almonds. Spicy, rich, medium to full-bodied, and dense with no hard edges."" The Wine Advocate
"Fresh, almost sweet blackberry and vanilla on the nose, following through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a cut-wood character. Balanced finish...Tasted twice, with consistent notes."" The Wine Spectator
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Very smooth and balanced. With food or alone, this one is great. Proves that you don't need to spend a ton of money for an excellent wine.
A Customer - New Jersey
This is one of my favorite wines in this price range. The 2000 has a nicer finish, but the 2003 is more readily available in my area. Great table wine with any meal.
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