Price:  £21.50 | Case Rate: £20.49
Ex Tax: £17.92

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
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2013) JR: 17 (2012) WS: 89 (2013) JS: 92 (2013) WE: 90 (2010)

Description

Palazzo della Torre covers 26 hectares of east-facing vineyard planted between 1962 and 2013, situated 240 metres above sea level. Allegrini purchased this vineyard in 1978. Soils are cretaceous and calcareous, with Pergola Trentina trained vines planted at 3,000 vines per hectare.

Wine tasting notes

This wine is ruby red in colour with purple highlights. On the nose, there are enticing aromas of cherry with rich dark chocolate notes and hints of cloves and vanilla. Velvety in texture, it is well-balanced and offers ripe, juicy dark fruit, with silky tannins and refreshing acidity

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

Franco Allegrini used the modern version of the traditional 'ripasso' technique for Palazzo della Torre, drying a proportion of the grapes in the 'Terre di Fumane' drying centre, to intensify the character of this vineyard. The grapes that were dried were hand picked during September, and the grapes 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 spent 15 months in second-use barriques, and was blended together for two months, then aged for a further seven months in bottle.