Allegrini Villa Giona 2003

Red Wine from Veneto, Italy

$78.99
Item No. 89780
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

A very intense wine from a high density vineyard based on the so-called Bordeaux style. Its Cabernet Sauvignon structure blends well with the sweetness of Merlot and its finish of spicy notes comes from the special grape variety: Syrah. Villa Giona is an excellent accompaniment to roast veal or lamb, spiced or fruity duck dishes, Venetian style veal liver with polenta and medium mature cheeses.

Made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Syrah
The first vintage was bottled in 2000, and 40,000 bottles are produced annually.

Production area: Villa Giona vineyard - located 426 ft. above sea level, with southeastern exposure and a alluvial deposits & limestone soil composition

Vineyard characteristics: 12.36 acres planted in 1996 with a density of 3,642 vines per acre. The vines are planted in the spurred horizontal cordon method and yield 3.9 tons per acre.

The harvest was carried out in beginning to end of September

Vinification & Aging

Type of Press: bladder press
Method of extraction: skin contact with periodic daily pumpovers
Length of Maceration: 12 days
Fermented in stainless steel at a temperature of 25-32 degrees for days.
Malolactic fermentation is totally carried out
The wine is not refrigerated prior to bottling.
Filtered: Filtered
Aging Container:
Type: new French oak Age: new Size: 225 L Toast: Medium
The wine is aged for 18 months in new barriques followed by an additional 10 months in bottle prior to release from the winery.

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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. The Allegrini family...

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(vey-NEH-toe) 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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