Allegrini Villa Giona 2001 Front Label
Allegrini Villa Giona 2001 Front Label

Allegrini Villa Giona 2001

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    Winemaker 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.

    Critical Acclaim

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    Allegrini is the Veneto’s most acclaimed winery, and their Amarone is the gold standard. The Allegrini family has been handing down grapegrowing and winemaking traditions over six generations, playing a major role in the Valpolicella Classico area since the 16th century.

    Giovanni Allegrini is the patriarch of the modern estate and has worked hard to develop and perfect major innovations in the art of wine, particularly when it comes to Amarone. 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.

    With 247 acres of vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico, the Allegrinis nurture a collection of remarkable sites, each with its own personality, soil, and microclimate. Together, they speak to the rich history and extraordinary quality of Valpolicella.

    All seven vineyards, ranging from the steep hillsides of La Grola to the perfect plateau of La Poja, offer unique, special terroir to express the full range of what is possible in one of Italy’s most prestigious and storied winemaking regions.

    The family has been a leader in a marrying traditional winegrowing styles with vineyard innovation, introducing modern trellis techniques, site, and varietal selection through meticulous evaluation.

    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.

    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 riverbeds which remain dry except during spring thaws or autumn rains.

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    Producing every style of wine and with great success, the Veneto is one of the most multi-faceted wine regions of Italy.

    Veneto's appellation called Valpolicella (meaning “valley of cellars” in Italian) is a series of north to south valleys and is the source of the region’s best red wine with the same name. Valpolicella—the wine—is juicy, spicy, tart and packed full of red cherry flavors. Corvina makes up the backbone of the blend with Rondinella, Molinara, Croatina and others playing supporting roles. Amarone, a dry red, and Recioto, a sweet wine, follow the same blending patterns but are made from grapes left to dry for a few months before pressing. The drying process results in intense, full-bodied, heady and often, quite cerebral wines.

    Soave, based on the indigenous Garganega grape, is the famous white here—made ultra popular in the 1970s at a time when quantity was more important than quality. Today one can find great values on whites from Soave, making it a perfect choice as an everyday sipper! But the more recent local, increased focus on low yields and high quality winemaking in the original Soave zone, now called Soave Classico, gives the real gems of the area. A fine Soave Classico will exhibit a round palate full of flavors such as ripe pear, yellow peach, melon or orange zest and have smoky and floral aromas and a sapid, fresh, mineral-driven finish.

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