Allegrini La Grola

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Allegrini's typically contrarian take on Valpolicello Superiore by meeting the ageing requirements, but throwing in 10% of the indiginous Oseleta. Fabulous sweet, ripe fruits, mocha and coffee with super acidity and lovely long, fine tannins. Outstanding.

90% Corvina, 10% Oseleta. Aged 18 months in second-fill barrels, and then a further 10 months in bottle before release. (For those wondering what it is, the Oseleta variety is indegenous to the Verona area in Valpolicella, and is perhaps most readily comparable to Petit Verdot in that it adds colour, weight, darker fruits and structure to a blend.)

The Allegrini family estate covers 120 hectares of vineyard in the heart of Valpolicella Classico. Although they have been growing grapes here for several centuries, Giovanni Allegrini was the first to start bottling wines from the family’s vineyards. When he died in 1983, he passed a passion for and a commitment to quality wine onto his three children – Walter, Marilisa and Franco. They worked together to build on Giovanni’s quality ethos until Walter’s death in 2003. Franco looked after the vineyards and the winemaking while Marilisa has always been in charge of sales and marketing. From the 2007 vintage, Franco sacrificed the Classico status of the Valpolicella and bottled the wine under Stelvin to eliminate cork taint and random oxidation problems as much as possible. Franco sadly died in 2022. He led the way in Valpolicella’s quest for quality, forging a path that many others have followed.

Type Red
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Rosso Veronese IGT
Vintage 2018
Grapes Corvina,Oseleta
ABV 14.0%