Palazzo Della Torre Veronese IGT
Palazzo della Torre is one of the most historic vineyards in the Valpolicella Classica area. Owned by the Allegrini family since the early 1960s, it has undergone a major overhaul aimed at enhancing the excellent geographic and climatic qualities of the site and its advantageous easterly exposure. The soil, at a depth of about 1 metre, is characterized by the presence of broad layers of marly limestone which promotes optimal sugar and phenolic accumulations and the maintenance of a good acid content in the grapes. The wine produced from this vineyard has a pronounced personality and has made Allegrini famous throughout the world, featuring in the Wine Spectator’s prestigious rating of its TOP 100 Wines six times.
The Valpolicella’s historic grapes, Corvina and Rondinella, with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese are vinified in the traditional manner but atre also subject to an important innovation: approximately 30% of the harvested grapes are left to dry until December and then added to the previously vinified fresh grapes. The result is a velvety, well-balanced red wine that proffers mature, pulpy fruit.
Palazzo della Torre is one of the wines that has made Allegrini famous throughout the world. It has a deep ruby red colour. On the palate, it is a full-bodied red wine that has an ageing potential of at least ten years. The blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese give the wine a velvety, well-balanced tasting, that proffers mature, pulpy fruit. The delightful aroma of raisined grapes is enhanced if the wine is served at 18 °C in a large wine glass.
This Venetian red wine pairs well with numerous Italian dishes such as pasta and risotto made with full-flavoured and spicy sauces and roasted and char-grilled white and red meats. It also matches perfectly with cold cuts and medium-matured cheeses.
The Allegrini family is the protagonist of the story of Fumane and Valpolicella since the sixteenth century, as some legal documents presents, and it has always been linked to agricultural work and country tradition enhancement. The choices made with great foresight led the company to become one of the leading wine-makers in Italy, thanks to some innovations:
2Hollibae240245For a wine of that price ($19.70) I would have expected a less flat bouquet. Good pick for making mulled wine or de-icing your windshield.