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2004 Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Lightly depressed cork

ITEM 8100816 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
pawal8 $70 $70
$70
Item Sold Amount Date
I8112038 1 $70 Feb 13, 2022
I8100816 1 $70 Jan 30, 2022
I8068163 1 $70 Jan 16, 2022
I8061436 1 $70 Jan 9, 2022
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

...currant, prune, flowers and hints of cardamom on the nose follow through to a full body, where the fruit turns to fresh black currant, coating the firm tannins and giving a long, fresh finish of fruit and mineral.

PRODUCER

Allegrini

Allegrini is a 180-acre estate in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Established in the late 17th century, the estate remains in the hands of the Allegrini family, now headed by Franco Allegrini. He runs the estate with his wife and daughter. Allegrini produces about 800,000 bottles a year, and it is mostly Valpolicella. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, has noted that Allegrini “remains an anchor for Valpolicella. This traditional estate began its gearing up to quality before wine became fashionable and today it offers traditional wines in a modern idiom.”

REGION

Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, usually called simply Amarone, was awarded its prestigious DOCG appellation status in 2009. Though lush, high alcohol content red wines have been made in the Veneto since the ancient Greeks settled there, the popularity of Amarone over the last few decades has resulted in international demand for the wine. Amarone is typically made from 45% to 95% Corvina, blended with Rondinella and other indigenous grapes. The blend is essentially the same as for Valpolicella, but Amarone is made from dried grapes, which gives it a rich, viscous quality and an alcohol content between 14% and 20%. Though Amarone is a dry wine, there is a sweet version called Recioto della Valpolicella. The recioto style wines are included in the DOCG, and the word “ripasso” on label usually indicates the sweeter style.