A lovely wine at a great Costco price, the Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre Veronese IGT. Bulk Buy!
A red blend of 40% Corvina Veronese, 30% Corvinone, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese from the Valpolicella Classica area of Veneto, Italy.
A small percentage of the harvested Corvinone is left to dry until December and then added to the blend. The wine spends 15 months in 2nd use oak barriques plus more time in the bottle before release. It has 3.8 g/L of residual sugar.
The Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre has an SRP of $25 but we found it at Costco for just $12.99. It is available elsewhere but at an average price of $18 on wine-searcher. 500,000 bottles were produced and the wine is imported by Allegrini Wines USA.
This wine is the result of Allegrini's experience in the technique of drying grapes. The majority of the Corvina and Rondinella grapes are vinified at harvest time while the rest is sent to the drying room where the grapes slowly become 'raisined' until they are pressed in January. The juice is blended with the fresh wine made in September to start a second fermentation aimed at providing extra concentration and complexity. Aged in oak barrels, this is a unique wine with a pleasant, fruity, raisin-like character. Palazzo della Torre, a beautiful Renaissance Villa and its vineyard, are the property of Allegrini in the town of Fumane, near Verona.
The 2015 Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre begins with an attractive aroma full of dark fruit including raisins and prunes combined with elegant touches of vanilla and baking spice. The wine tastes excellent with similar flavors to the nose plus lots of rich, juicy fruit, a smooth and savory mouthfeel and beautifully interwoven spice. This is a really well balanced and structured wine with great depth of flavor. The addition of a small amount of dried grapes takes this one up a notch. It ends long and dry with lasting spice and licorice notes on the lingering finish. Makes a great match with most Italian dishes.
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2015 Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre
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