Price:  £19.95 | Case Rate: £18.99
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Allegrini - Palazzo della Torre 2016

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Veneto
  • Wine Maker: Franco Allegrini
  • Grape: Corvina Blend
  • Grape Percentage: 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.85
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink: Now - 2018
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2013) JR: 17 (2012) WS: 89 (2013) JS: 92 (2013) WE: 90 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Ruby red in colour, Palazzo della Torre has enticing aromas of cherry with rich dark chocolate notes. Velvety in texture, it is well-balanced and offers ripe, juicy dark fruit, with silky tannins and refreshing acidity. This wine has the potential to age for at least ten years.

Winery Information

Allegrini

All of Allegrini?s impeccable wines are produced from estate-grown fruit from their 90 hectares of vineyard in the communes of Sant? Ambrogio and Fumane. Across the range and from vintage to vintage, they have superb fruit, balance, intensity, length, elegance, tipicity and, above all, drinkability. Each wine has winemaker Franco Allegrini?s distinct stamp of quality, but every one has its own distinctive character. They are among the elite of the world?s best producers of red wines. The family.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)90 pts

May 2017. Reviewer : Monica Larner - A food-friendly blend of mostly Corvina Veronese (70%) with smaller parts Rondinella (25%) and Sangiovese (5%), the 2013 Palazzo della Torre exhibits the brightness and inner harmony of this slightly cooler vintage. Palazzo della Torre is one of the break-out successes of Allegrini's new lineup. The low price makes it interesting. The wine is dark and thick in appearance, and the bouquet is shaped by strength and power. Blackberry preserves, cherry confit, barbecue spice and Spanish cedar form a thick and tightly knit bouquet.

JancisRobinson.com (2012)17 pts

Tasted Sept 2015 - The colour of elderberry juice. Deliciously scented with cherries, orange zest and a touch of vanilla. Floral too. So aromatic. All those flavours on the palate plus a slight meaty flavour adding to the aromatic complexity. Oak is evident but not overpowering. Intense, firmly chewy and long. GV (JH)

Wine Spectator (2013)89 pts

This bright red offers brambly berry and rich sun-dried cherry and date fruit, accented by notes of dried marjoram, star anise and hot stone. Creamy and medium-bodied, with a juicy finish. Drink now through 2019.

James Suckling (2013)92 pts

A linear and fresh red with pretty layers of ripe fruit. Full to medium body. Gorgeous. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2010)90 pts

Made from 30% dried grapes in the Amarone method, this delicious wine is loaded with mouthwatering black cherry, carob and fig flavors, with touches of mocha and nutmeg. It’s silky smooth, with polished tannins, fresh acidity and depth that offers effortless drinkability and pleasure. — K.O. (11/1/2013)

Vinification Notes

The modern version of the traditional `ripasso` technique was used for Palazzo della Torre, drying a proportion of the grapes in the ‘Terre di Fumane’ drying centre. This process intensifies the character of the fruit from this vineyard. The grapes to be dried were hand picked in the first week of September, whereas those to be vinified immediately were picked at the end of the month. 70% of the grapes picked were vinified immediately and 30% were left to dry until the second half of December when they were vinified and then refermented with the wine from the fresh grapes. The wine then spent 15 months in second-use barriques. Following blending, it spent a further two months in barrique followed by seven months in bottle. 2011 Vintage - Franco Allegrini is convinced that this is one of the most promising vintages in recent years, with intensely aromatic wines as a result of the diurnal temperature differences. Conditions during the growing season were excellent, with ideal day and night time temperatures right up to 16th August when the heat wave struck. Two weeks of heat meant that some of the more exposed grapes were damaged and these had to be removed. When rain fell at the end of the heat wave, the vines recovered some of their vigour and picking began at the beginning of September, a little earlier than usual. The resulting volumes were approximately 10% lower than usual but the wines are ripe, with good levels of dry extract and a wide range of intense perfumes.