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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Allegrini Valpolicella DOC 2011
Allegrini Valpolicella DOC 2011
(search item no. 124132)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Decanter rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vibrant ruby red in color with fresh cherry and plum aromas. This is an excellent accompaniment to Italian antipasti pasta dishes and other typical Mediterranean cuisine and is the perfect red wine match for fish.
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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.