Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2007
Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Deep ruby-red in color, this wine is brimming with notes of dark, dried cherries, blackberries and hints of dates and mocha. Pairs well with full-flavored pasta and risotto dishes, roast poultry and chorizo. Also excellent with hard and semi-hard cheeses.
"Enticing scents of chocolate, espresso, dark fruit, licorice and new leather emerge from the boisterous 2007 Palazzo della Torre. The fruit is sumptuous as always, but in 2007 Palazzo della Torre is not quite as approachable upon release as it usually is. Another year or two in bottle should help smooth some of the slightly rough edges that are present today. There is enough balance and elegance in the finish to suggest this will drink well for a number of years. Palazzo della Torre is made from 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese, all traditional Veneto grapes. Approximately 30% of the fruit is air-dried, Amarone-style. The fermenting juice from those grapes is added to the rest of the juice to give the wine an extra dimension of richness and body. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.
The Wine Advocate
Me gusta! Translation: I it a lot. This wine has a terrific richness that comes from the unique way that it was made. Allegrini blends in a bit of fruit that that was air dried prior to fermentation. That process concentrates the sugars and that, in turn, lends rich, dark fruit flavors to the wine.
Big & Bold
This is just special - rich and strong, but with a nice subtlety underneath.
Smooth & Supple
I love this wine. Beautifully complex yet not overwhelming, easy to drink and enjoy
Smooth & Supple
We tasted this wine today and it was very good at a very reasonable price. This would be great to have with pasta for certain! But today I had it with an oreo cookie! Not bad!
One of the better Italian wines I have bought / tasted, especially for its price point. Give it a try.
good daily drinker. The 2004 rocked and I cannot find any more!!!
Pizza, Pasta > Meat, Pasta > Tomato-base
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The estate is based in Fumane di Valpolicella, just north of Verona in northeastern Italy. Valpolicella, or valley of many cellars is an area crossed from north to south by a series of hills, which in succession form three parallel valleys. These valleys are crossed by steep-sided, narrow river beds which remain dry except during spring thaws or autumn rains.
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Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made...
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