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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Allegrini Soave DOC 2004
Allegrini Soave DOC 2004
(search item no. 87361)
Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A bright straw yellow in color, the nose has a fresh perfume with prominent flower notes. This is a structured wine with a smooth taste and fruity characteristics."

Made from 80% Garganega and 20% Chardonnay
First vintage bottled in 2004, bottles produced annually.

Production area: varied vineyards in Mezzane di Sotto, located 495-825 ft. above sea level, with southwestern exposure and a chalky soil composition.

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About Allegrini:

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.

The Allegrini family has been handing down grape growing and wine producing traditions over many generations, playing a major role in the Valpolicella Classico area for many centuries. Giovanni Allegrini was the founder of the new generation. He was extremely proud to be part of the Valpolicella, and dedicated his many resources and energies to this land. He was among the first in questioning local viticultural techniques, revolutionizing accepted practices, and speaking clearly about quality. He was able to combine the science of enology with strict grape selection, and between 1960 and 1970, made some of the Valpolicella's best wines.

Allegrini's winemaking philosophy is largely based on the concept of "cru" production: a single vineyard dedicated to the production of local varieties destined to become a single wine. These crus have been a success worldwide: The Palazzo della Torre, La Grola and La Poja have set the highest benchmarks for Valpolicella's wines.