65% Corvina Veronese, 30% Rondinella and 5% Molinara from Valpolicella, Italy.
SRP of $15 and available for as low as $12. Sample received courtesy Winebow for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"From the heart of the famous Valpolicella region, this blend of 65% Corvina Veronese, 30% Rondinella and 5% Molinara is vinified in stainless steel tanks. A brief maceration with the skins allows for greater flavor and aroma extraction.Today's wine features three grape varieties grown primarily in the Veneto region of Italy. The producer, Allegrini, has been making wine in this region since the 16th Century, passing down their skills from generation to generation, but the family has not been content to sit on their laurels. Giovanni Allegrini is largely responsible for revolutionizing winemaking in the area in the 1960s and 1970s and his children have carried on the tradition.
Vibrant ruby red in color with fresh cherry and plum aromas. This is an excellent accompaniment to Italian antipasti, pasta dishes and other typical Mediterranean cuisine—the perfect red wine match for fish.
The 2010 Allegrini Valpolicella begins with a very aromatic bouquet of red cherry, plum and some herbs. Basically it smells like a delicious fresh fruit salad. The wine tastes fresh and fruity as well. This is a rather simple wine, but one that is easy to drink and very tasty. The good finish features just a bit of tangy spice and is of medium length. This would be a very nice choice to pair with a pizza. A simply delightful wine to drink.
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Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 7.8
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