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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Allegrini Valpolicella DOC 2001
Allegrini Valpolicella DOC 2001
(search item no. 54523)
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2011 Decanter rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Characterized by fresh, cherry-like perfumes, moderate alcohol levels and fairly high acidity. It is lively and ready to drink with moderate tannins and a bright, vivacious color. A wine that is meant to be enjoyed while it is still young and exhibits its most fragrant and intense fruit. Recommended with antipasti and lighter pasta dishes. Also compliments seafood and lightly grilled white meats.
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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.