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Allegrini winery is located in Fumane, in the heart of the traditional Valpolicella producing area: Valpolicella Classica. 

   The best of Valpolicella shines in the wines of Allegrini, a family-run estate that has been working the land here in this beautiful corner of Northern Italy since the 16th century. Renowned in Italy and beyond as one of the country’s most elite and reliably excellent Amarone producers, Allegrini has been influential in giving this part of the Veneto a reputation for quality, in part by encouraging new winemaking methods and in part by example; the showcase wines Palazzo della Torre, La Grola and La Poja leave no doubt as to the intense yet elegant wines that can be made in this lush, hilly area in the foothills of the Monti Lessini.
It is one of the largest wineries in Valpolicella. The company is now run by the last generation of the Allegrini family who was able to renew traditional wine making processes with an interpretation of the Ripasso technique and the re-introduction of the Oseletta, an old Valpolicella grape variety which, in spite of a modest output, gives a distinct structure and body to the wine due to its high tannin content.

Although the family has been involved in winemaking for many generations, it was brought into the modern wine world with the work of Giovanni Allegrini, whose innovations and enterprising campaigns Palazzo della torrefor change both within his own winery and in others in the region led to the creation of legendary wines in the 1960s and 70s. He was one of the first area producers to seriously pursue quality and to insist on strict grape selection and new planting and vinification techniques. Today his grown children, Franco (a winemaker) and Marilisa (the marketing director) run the company and have taken it from success to even greater success.

An essential part of Allegrini’s winemaking philosophy is the importance of crus, vineyards whose production is destined to a single wine. The company’s seven crus — Valpolicella, Palazzo della Torre, La Grola, La Poja, Amarone, Recioto and Villa Giona — are the birthplaces of the wines of the same names. Another Allegrini trademark is its emphasis on local varieties. While they do grow some international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah in the Villa Giona cru, most vineyards feature local varieties, like Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara. The terroir is mixed, with some volcanic soils, some calcareous soils, and some clay soils.

It is possible to visit Allegini cellar with its barriques for the initial aging and the big oak barrels for the final refinement of their wines. The visit also includes a wine tasting of most important Allegrini products and we are proud to present one of our favorite pick and also one of the wine gems of the month.

“Amarone” – the “king” of Valpolicella wines made using a drying technique. After harvest, grapes are left to dry for three or four months before being processed and than matured in wood for 18 months. Allegrini’s Amarone is a well structured wine with intense ruby red color, a warm and spicy bouquet with aroma of raisins.

And we glad to tell you that Amarone is available here, thanks to the partnership of Allegrini family and Italasia. You can find it in all Italasia shops or can directly contact us for more information.