2008 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre Red Wine 750ml
This blend of 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese is a smooth, full bodied cru made in an innovative ripasso style. After the harvest, the grapes from the Palazzo della Torre vineyard follow two different paths: 70% of the grapes picked are vinified immediately, and the remaining 30% are left to dry until the end of December. The fresh juice obtained at harvest is blended with the juice for the dried grapes, initiating a second fermentation, and rendering a more highly concentrated and complex wine.
JAMES SUCKLING REVIEW: I always love this red from the Veneto area. I think of it as a super Valpolicella. It's a very velvety red, with plenty of soft and ripe fruit from blackberries to blueberries. Full and round, it goes on for minutes. Juicy. Drink now.
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: This sleek, polished red offers juicy blackberry and black fruit flavors, backed by refined tannins and well-integrated acidity. Hard to stop sipping. Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2020. 26,000 cases imported.