Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2017 £22
Great with risottos, especially those flavoured with saffron or porcini mushrooms. Classic pork dishes and rich pasta sauces, baked lasagna or gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts. Grilled meats and roasts also work well, but this is also a real fireside wine to be drank outside by a cozy chimnea or inside by a roaring fire.
TYPE: A full bodied wine with intense, juicy dark fruit and silky tannins.
SERVING TEMP: 16-200C
ABOUT: The Allegrini family estate covers 120 hectares of vineyard in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area. The family has been growing grapes here for six generations. Franco Allegrini uses the modern version of the traditional ‘ripasso’ technique for Palazzo della Torre, drying a proportion of the grapes in the ‘Terre di Fumane’ drying centre, to intensify the character of this vineyard. The 2017 vintage was a good one in Valpolicella with a mild Winter, low rainfall and a dry and breezy Summer. All these factors enabled the grapes to express their varietal aromas as well as ensuring their excellent health.
ABV: 13.7% Vegan / Vegetarian