Allegrini

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

9.1623 ratings
9.094 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Tomato-Based, Asian Cuisine, Mushrooms, Pork, Fish, Salads & Greens
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

VA and oxidation upon the first sniff. Dried cherries and blackberries. Roses 🌹, (maple syrup,) pepper/rosemary, clove, and nutmeg. Honey, saffron, game, tar, and smoke. Elevated acidity, minerality, and sweet tannins. Full throttle.

VA and oxidation upon the first sniff. Dried cherries and blackberries. Roses 🌹, (maple syrup,) pepper/rosemary, clove, and nutmeg. Honey, saffron, game, tar, and smoke. Elevated acidity, minerality, and sweet tannins. Full throttle.

Apr 11th, 2018
Mike R
9.2

Very good and smiling and love his beard is awesome

Very good and smiling and love his beard is awesome

Apr 11th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.8

Tobacco, cedar and spice notes frame dried black cherries and bitter chocolate. Resolved tannins. Somewhat rustic.

Tobacco, cedar and spice notes frame dried black cherries and bitter chocolate. Resolved tannins. Somewhat rustic.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Greg Gregory

Classic.

Classic.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Brian Szluk

Special occasion wine that could still many years in the bottle.

Special occasion wine that could still many years in the bottle.

Mar 10th, 2018
Sue Mohle

Rich and rough with some licorice, Brandy, and Earthsea black plums

Rich and rough with some licorice, Brandy, and Earthsea black plums

Oct 10th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose, liqueured dark cherries, cherries, poached strawberries, dark raisins, plums, dates, figs, baking spices, chocolate, dark rich soils, light spice and decayed dark florals. The mouthfeel is thick, rich and nicely resolved. Although it's nearly 20 years from inception, it's quite fresh and somewhere just the other side of it's peak. Dark cherries, plum, raisins, figs, dates, prunes, cherries, poached strawberries, somewhere between black raspberries & raspberries, dark & milk chocolate, light spice, rich, dark, moist soil, dry loamy top soil, violets, decayed, dark florals, light baking spices and caramel with nice round acidity. The finish is thick, rich 50-50 fruit and earth and lasts nearly a minute. This 98 is drinking nicely tonight with our Burrata, olive oil, Tondo balsamic, roasted garlic, garden cherries tomatoes and pesto sauce. Photos of; their beautiful villa estate, straw mats in warm rooms for drying the grapes to make this wine, Owner/Ambassador-Marilisa Allegrini, one of their vineyards and our charcuterie. Producer history & notes...Allegrini is one of the most acclaimed wineries in Veneto and a benchmark producer of Amarone. Their owner Marilisa Allegrini is a global ambassador for the region and internationally. Many in the industry considered her, "the voice of Amarone.” The Allegrini legacy spans six generations of wine growers. The Allegrinis have played a leading role in Valpolicella since the 16th century. Giovanni Allegrini is the patriarch of the modern estate. Today, his children, led by owner Marilisa, carry his legacy forward as one of the Veneto’s most acclaimed estates. Marilisa is the Ambassador for the estate while her brother, Franco, is internationally praised as one of Italy’s finest winemakers. They have 247 acres of vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico, the Allegrinis nurture a collection of remarkable sites. Each with its own personality, soils and focused microclimate. All seven vineyards range from the steep hillsides of La Grola to the plateau of La Poja and offer uniquely special expressions that make up their truly amazing wines. Allegrini has earned many accolades. In 2016, they were named Winery of the Year by Gambero Rosso, Italy’s definitive wine and food magazine. Parker called Allegrini the “reference point for fine Amarone.” Tonight this 98 was a nice example of those accolades.

On the nose, liqueured dark cherries, cherries, poached strawberries, dark raisins, plums, dates, figs, baking spices, chocolate, dark rich soils, light spice and decayed dark florals. The mouthfeel is thick, rich and nicely resolved. Although it's nearly 20 years from inception, it's quite fresh and somewhere just the other side of it's peak. Dark cherries, plum, raisins, figs, dates, prunes, cherries, poached strawberries, somewhere between black raspberries & raspberries, dark & milk chocolate, light spice, rich, dark, moist soil, dry loamy top soil, violets, decayed, dark florals, light baking spices and caramel with nice round acidity. The finish is thick, rich 50-50 fruit and earth and lasts nearly a minute. This 98 is drinking nicely tonight with our Burrata, olive oil, Tondo balsamic, roasted garlic, garden cherries tomatoes and pesto sauce. Photos of; their beautiful villa estate, straw mats in warm rooms for drying the grapes to make this wine, Owner/Ambassador-Marilisa Allegrini, one of their vineyards and our charcuterie. Producer history & notes...Allegrini is one of the most acclaimed wineries in Veneto and a benchmark producer of Amarone. Their owner Marilisa Allegrini is a global ambassador for the region and internationally. Many in the industry considered her, "the voice of Amarone.” The Allegrini legacy spans six generations of wine growers. The Allegrinis have played a leading role in Valpolicella since the 16th century. Giovanni Allegrini is the patriarch of the modern estate. Today, his children, led by owner Marilisa, carry his legacy forward as one of the Veneto’s most acclaimed estates. Marilisa is the Ambassador for the estate while her brother, Franco, is internationally praised as one of Italy’s finest winemakers. They have 247 acres of vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico, the Allegrinis nurture a collection of remarkable sites. Each with its own personality, soils and focused microclimate. All seven vineyards range from the steep hillsides of La Grola to the plateau of La Poja and offer uniquely special expressions that make up their truly amazing wines. Allegrini has earned many accolades. In 2016, they were named Winery of the Year by Gambero Rosso, Italy’s definitive wine and food magazine. Parker called Allegrini the “reference point for fine Amarone.” Tonight this 98 was a nice example of those accolades.

Aug 6th, 2017
Lyn Farmer

Deep ruby with mocha and plum notes on the nose and palate. Finish reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries. Lovely wine and surprisingly subtle for having 15.5%abv

Deep ruby with mocha and plum notes on the nose and palate. Finish reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries. Lovely wine and surprisingly subtle for having 15.5%abv

Jul 18th, 2017
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

9.3

I miss Marilisa. Great woman Great wine. Both are the picture of class.

I miss Marilisa. Great woman Great wine. Both are the picture of class.

2 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2014
Jennifer Laurie

Sweet style but dang tasty!

Sweet style but dang tasty!

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2015