Agricola Allegrini Amarone DOC / 2014 / 750mL

Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Red wine

Tasting notes:

The result of the Allegrini family’s expertise, a true classic of the appellation, this red wine embraces tradition, territory and the know-how of country ways. Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta are left to air dry at least until December and are checked daily to ensure perfectly healthy grapes. Lengthy refining and ageing finally yields a red wine that has become emblematic of Italian oenology, alongside Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino. It has imposing structure and depth, as much in its aromas of mature fruit and spices, as on the palate, where the alcohol is sustained by the right degree of acidity and refined tannins.

About the vintage:

Vintage 2014 began with a mild, almost warm winter, followed by springtime growth that was some 15 days earlier than usual. From April onwards, the weather started to get progressively worse, culminating in a surprisingly cold and wet summer. The frequent rainfall, the ‘lens effect’ caused by alternating heavy rain and hours of very strong sunshine, and two light hailstorms created a situation that was more challenging than usual for the overall balance of the vine. The exposure and the altitude of the vineyards proved crucial, combined with the quality of the work undertaken on site. Meticulous trimming and selection was necessary at harvest time, resulting in an approximately 15% reduction in yield. The scrupulous selection of grape bunches led to the harvesting and use of grapes with sufficient potential to produce good-quality wines.