Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2015 750ml
This is one of the wines that has made Allegrini famous throughout the world. The vineyard surrounds Villa della Torre, a splendid masterpiece of Renaissance architecture now owned by the family, and produces a full-bodied red wine that has an ageing potential of at least ten years. The blend is the historic combination of Corvina and Rondinella with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese. A small percentage of the harvested grapes are left to dry out 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.
Appellation: Veronese I.G.T.
Grape varieties: Corvina Veronese 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 25%, Sangiovese 5%
Tasting Notes: This wine is elegant and well balanced, with a good structure and aroma. Ruby red in colour with purple hues, it offers light hints of raisins, sophisticated notes of vanilla, black pepper, cloves and cinnamon. It has a long, velvety finish and soft tannins.
Vinification: The fresh grapes were de-stemmed and pressed in September while the dried grapes underwent the same process in the second half of December. Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks Fermentation temperature and duration: 1 st Fermentation: 25- 29° C (77-84°F)/10 days, 2nd Fermentation: 8-22°C (46- 72°F)/approx. 15 days Malolactic fermentation: In mid-April in barriques Ageing: 15 months in second-use oak barriques, blended together for 2 months and then bottle-aged for 7 months
Food Pairings: Palazzo della Torre easily pairs with various Italian dishes, above all risottos, especially those flavoured with saffron, porcini mushrooms and pork; classic dishes such as pasta with Amatriciana and Carbonara sauces, baked lasagna, gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts; grilled meats and roasts. It also excels when matched with Parma ham and fine-cured Zibello pork loin, as well as medium-matured cheeses, especially Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan), pecorino and Monte Veronese.