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2013 Agricola Allegrini Amarone DOC

Veneto

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Our Price: $131.99 / bottle (RRP: $175.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

 

  • Each wine has Allegrini’s distinct stamp of quality, but every one has its own distinctive character. The family has been growing grapes in Valpolicella for several generations, and the estate in its current form was founded by Giovanni Allegrini. Today the wines are made by Giovanni's son, Franco.

    Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta are left to air dry at least until December and are checked daily to ensure perfectly healthy grapes. Lengthy refining and ageing finally yields a red wine that has become emblematic of Italian oenology, alongside Barolo and Brunella di Montalcino. This Amarone has imposing structure and depth, as much in its aromas of mature fruit and spices, as on the palate, where the alcohol is sustained by the right degree of acidity and refined tannins.

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    'Very deep, saturated ruby. Fresh, piercing aromas of black cherry, violet, lavender and sweet spices on the nose. Then super smooth but dense, with wonderful poise and balance to the ripe red cherry, dark berry, aromatic herb and mineral flavors. Finishes long with youthfully chewy tannins and lingering floral nuances. Concentrated but tastes much lighter and vibrant than the majority of other Amarones made today; but the young chewy, grainy tannins pick up steam on the long finish and will require patience.'
    93 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

    'Manages to have much more life on the nose than the average Amarone. Deep, lustrous ruby. Very rich but not egregiously sweet. Lots to chew on the end but not too hot. Zen. If you've got to drink Amarone, this may be the one. Not that sweet at all.'
    17 / 20 Points - Jancis Robinson



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