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Valpolicella,
 2019

$25.99 $16.99/bottle

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Description

This ruby red colored wine offers up classic qualities of Corvina, the historic grape variety of the appellation. Distinctly lively and playful on the palate, the wine maintains great elegance and finesse

Variety: Valpolicella
Region: Veneto, Italy
Winemaker: Allegrini Wines
Size: 750 ml
Alcohol: 13.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Well-structured wine, with a soft, long and persistent finish. Brilliant ruby red in color, with a pleasant scent of wild berries. Dry and velvety on the palate, it is characterized by a bitter almond finish

John's Notes

As highlighted in the ‘Nerdy Details, Corvina is the predominant grape in this blend, but did you know ….

  • Corvina is prone to sunburn. Accordingly, pergola vine training is commonly used to provide protective shade particularly since the first few buds of the cane don’t fruit
  • Corvina is prone to mildew, fungus, and botrytis and accordingly requires sufficient air circulation to mitigate such risk; another reason the pergola is so common as its height helps increase air flow
  • Corvina is often blended (e.g. Molinara, Rondinella), and contributes sour red cherry, red plum, violet, and herbal notes plus high acidity, and low to medium tannins to the blend
Nerdy Details

Winemaker:  Allegrini Wines, winemaker Franco Allegrini

  • Over the course of six generations, the Allegrini family has established themselves as one of the benchmark producers of the Valpolicella region. Their emphasis on single vineyard wines, native varietals, and clean winemaking drives their terroir-focused approach

Variety:  70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella

Region: Valpolicella DOC, Veneto, Italy

Climate:  Veneto has a warm continental climate with an average growing temperature of 65 – 70°F as moderated by the cooling influence from altitude as well as breezes from Lake Garda

Viticulture:

  • Elevation: 180 – 280m
  • Soils: Clay, limestone
  • Vine training: Pergola (old vines), guyot (young vines)
  • Average vine age: 32 years
  • Farming practices: Sustainable, dry farmed (no irrigation)

Winemaking:

  • Fermentation: Native yeast in stainless steel
  • Aging: 6 months in stainless steel
  • Finishing: Filtered, fined

Alcohol: 13.0%

Pairs Well With:  Roasted pork, mushroom-based dishes, aged cheeses

Reviews

James Suckling (91): A bright and lively red with tile, dried berry with some chocolate. Medium body. Fruity finish

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