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Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2017

This Amarone is the result of Allegrini’s skill in creating a modern wine with a strong connection to tradition. Sourced from Classico area hillside vineyards, grapes are dried for a rich, powerful wine with characteristic dried cherry aromas and a tremendous structure.

A classic of the appellation with both tradition and a sense of place. With intense aromas of ripe, dark fruit and spice, it has an imposing structure and depth, superb balance with refined tannins and a long, spiced finish.

The Allegrini family’s south-east facing vineyards are located in the Valpolicella Classico hills at 180-280 metres above sea level. The varied soils are mostly chalk and clay, mainly of volcanic origin, which are well-draining. The older vines are 37 years old on average, pergola trentina-trained, with about 3,000 vines per hectare. Newer vines are single Guyot trained with about 5,000 vines per hectare.

Region: Valpolicella Classico, Veneto

Grape Varieties: 45% Corvina , 45% Corvinone, 5% Oseleta, 5% Rondinella

Abv: 16%


Allegrini, `Palazzo della Torre` 2018

Allegrini’s take on the “Ripasso” method is made from a portion of grapes dried just for this wine (and not from the Amarone pomace). It’s a smooth, velvety wine with ripe, juicy dark fruit and silky tannins.

Grape Varieties: 40% Corvina , 30% Corvinone, 25% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese

This wine is elegant and well balanced, with a good structure and aroma. Ruby red in colour with purple hues, it offers light hints of raisins, sophisticated notes of vanilla, black pepper, cloves and cinnamon. It has a long, velvety finish and soft tannins.

Palazzo della Torre covers 26 hectares of east-facing vineyards planted between 1962 and 1989, situated at an average altitude of 240 metres above sea level. Vines are trained with the traditional Pergola Trentina system and planted with a density of 3,000 vines per hectare.The entire area is terraced by means of the traditional dry-stone walling called ‘marogne’ in local dialect, a highly characteristic example of local, rural architecture. The subsoil is primarily composed of marly limestone that encourages the concentration of sugars in the grapes while maintaining a good degree of acidity.

Grape Varieties: 40% Corvina , 30% Corvinone, 25% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese

Region: Valpolicella Classico, Veneto

ABV: 14 %


San Polo, Brunello di Montalcino 2016

This property was purchased by Marilisa Allegrini in 2006. Marilisa has continued to invest heavily in the estate, and this investment is now evident in the ever-increasing quality of the wines. Situated in the eastern part of Montalcino, this estate covers 22 hectares of which 16 are under vine, and produces wines that are classic in style, but with a bit more weight than would be found to the north of the zone.

Brunello, a red wine of great power and elegance, is the ultimate expression of Sangiovese, characterized in Montalcino by a dark brown tint and unique, intense aromas and flavours. One of the best known, most sought-after and longest-lived wines in the world, it is an iconic Italian wine and a symbol of excellence. At San Polo, the Allegrini estate in Montalcino, our Brunello is the result of tremendous love and respect for the land and an ethical decision, uniting expertly-crafted quality and sustainability.
Brunello di Montalcino is vinified in concrete tanks with long macerations to extract the noble components of the skins. It ages for 24 months in small Slavonian oak barrels (1,000 litre capacity) and in 500 and 600 litre-capacity French oak barrels. This is followed, as set out in the Brunello production regulations, by ageing of a least 6 months in bottle before release on the market.
A deep ruby red colour with garnet hues, on the nose it reveals very complex notes of prunes, ripe cherry and small red berries, along with violet, aromatic wood and balsamic hints. On the palate it is warm, with a close-knit, full-bodied texture, and a long finish with well-defined tannins.
Pair with red meat, furred and feathered game, mushrooms and truffles. Excellent with cheese such as mature Tome, Parmigiano Reggiano and Tuscan pecorino. Serve at 16-18°C and open a couple of hours before serving.

Grape Varieties: 100% Sangiovese

Region: Montalcino, Tuscany

Abv: 14%