Allegrini

Jurassic Soils, Italian Renaissance and Single Vineyard Wines

Standing out in the Fumane a commune in Verona Italy, is the estate belonging to a family that have passed down wine making experiences from generation to generation, working the land in northern Italy since before the 16th century.

Allegrini vineyard

Fumane has many subdivisions that consist of mainly small villages and hamlets but the Allegrini estate stands out as a grand historical jewel with the Italian architecture that shines over the land.

The locals call it “El Palazzo” The Palace and it was designed to serve the agricultural activities at the estate as well as for peace and tranquillity.

The villa was built and completed by Giulio Della Tore in 1560, a humanist known in the intellectual circles during the time of the Gonzaga Dynasty which he was a part of during the Italian Renaissance period.

The entire structure of the villa revolves around the courtyard or the “true heart of the house” where intellectuals would come to read poetry, listens to music and contemplate nature.

The fireplaces in the rooms are adorned with gargoyle like features; angels, lions and more.

The cave of mysteries is also something to experience as it consists of relics from the natural world and the external facade is built entirely with rock.

There is also a chapel, a fishpond and a temple that looks out into the vineyard and the artefact is situated at the highest point of the villa representing a tribute to the ancient world.

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Giovanni Allegrini’s dream came true

One of the country’s most elite and reliably excellent producers of wine, the Allegrini family, own this villa and guests are welcome to enjoy weddings as they have their own church as well as cooking classes, wine tastings and much more but the joy of this estate is that you can get to stay there and experience the tranquillity and feel as though you have gone back in time to the Italian renaissance era.

It was Giovanni Allegrini’s dream to become the owner of this grand estate and when his dream came true it was an important move forward for his company and his family as this was the birthplace of the Corvina grape, the main varietal among the vines.

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Into the modern world

Giovanni brought wine makers into the modern world with his innovations and enterprising campaigns for change.

He was one of the first wine producers to pursue quality and had strict grape selections with new vinification methods and plantings.

The Allegrini family philosophy is the importance of crus with vineyard production destined to become a single wine and they have played a major role in the Valpolicella Classico areas for centuries.

Seven crus

The family own seven crus; Valpolicella, Palazzo della Torre, La Grola, La Poja, Amarone, Recioto and Villa Giona – the birthplaces of the wines with the same name.

Their trademark is the emphasis on using local grapes even though they do grow international varietals and their terroir is mixed with volcanic, calcareous and clay soils.

One of their methods for wine making is an old one called the Amarone method where the grapes are laid out to dry after harvesting for eight to nine weeks before they are pressed into wine, giving it a full bodied richness.

The vineyards

With over 100 hectares of hillside vineyards throughout the Classico zone the area is dedicated to vineyards with its altitude and climate being great for vine growing.

The soils in the area date back to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and the area is characterised by the series of valleys crossed by torrential water courses.

The panoramic views, the history and the culture are the foundation of this area, making it a must for tourists and wine lovers everywhere.

The wines

The Allegrini Estate has seven wines with award winning qualities that have made them one of the most established wine makers in Italy.

Soave as the name suggests is a smooth and graceful white wine that is vinifed in stainless steel balancing the mineral flavours and giving the wine a fresh and crisp flavour with aromas of Jasmine and distinct notes of white floral

Giovanni Allegrini bears the name of the founder who considered this wine to be his favourite with aromas of fruit, floral and pepper this wine is better aged as it evolves into nuances of fruit and herbs that are preserved in alcohol

Palazzo Della Torre is a made with the Ripasso technique where after harvesting some of the grapes are vinified and others are left out to dry until a second fermentation process takes place, blending the two together. This wine is a full bodied red wine that has an ageing potential of ten years and has a blend of Sangiovese, Rondinella and Corvina varietals

Amarone is created through the old age tradition of leaving the grapes out to dry after harvesting. The bold and historic wine has the ageing potential of twenty years and this red wine maintains and enhances the full flavour of the grapes

La Pola, La Grola, Valpolicella Classico and Valpolicella Superiore are also a part of the Allegrini collection and this estate has won 16 awards for their wines.

The vineyards

With over 100 hectares of hillside vineyards throughout the Classico zone the area is dedicated to vineyards with its altitude and climate being great for vine growing.

The soils in the area date back to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and the area is characterised by the series of valleys crossed by torrential water courses.

The panoramic views, the history and the culture are the foundation of this area, making it a must for tourists and wine lovers everywhere.

The wines

The Allegrini Estate has seven wines with award winning qualities that have made them one of the most established wine makers in Italy.

Soave as the name suggests is a smooth and graceful white wine that is vinifed in stainless steel balancing the mineral flavours and giving the wine a fresh and crisp flavour with aromas of Jasmine and distinct notes of white floral

Giovanni Allegrini bears the name of the founder who considered this wine to be his favourite with aromas of fruit, floral and pepper this wine is better aged as it evolves into nuances of fruit and herbs that are preserved in alcohol

Palazzo Della Torre is a made with the Ripasso technique where after harvesting some of the grapes are vinified and others are left out to dry until a second fermentation process takes place, blending the two together. This wine is a full bodied red wine that has an ageing potential of ten years and has a blend of Sangiovese, Rondinella and Corvina varietals

Amarone is created through the old age tradition of leaving the grapes out to dry after harvesting. The bold and historic wine has the ageing potential of twenty years and this red wine maintains and enhances the full flavour of the grapes

La Pola, La Grola, Valpolicella Classico and Valpolicella Superiore are also a part of the Allegrini collection and this estate has won 16 awards for their wines.

Visit the Allegrini Vineyard

If you need an escape to tranquillity and peace then a visit to the estate is a fantastic idea as you are able to stay n the luxurious Palazzo taking you back in time to the renaissance period whilst you enjoy the fruits of the vines with the unique and single cru wines that have passed down from generation to generation.

Contact information

Allegrini
http://www.allegrini.it/index.php?lang=en
info@allegrini.it
+39 045 6832011

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For Tours and Tastings:
HOSPITALITY SERVICES
Via Della Torre 25
37022 Fumane (VR)
Tel. (+39) 045 6832070; Cell. (+39) 337 1069167
Email: ospitalita@allegrini.it

Vineyard:
Allegrini
Via Giare 9/11
37022 Fumane (VR)

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