The Allegrini family estate covers 120 hectares of vineyard in the heart of Valpolicella Classico. Although they have been growing grapes here for several centuries, Giovanni Allegrini was the first to start bottling wines from the family's vineyards. When he died in 1983, he passed a passion for and a commitment to quality wine onto his three children - Walter, Marilisa and Franco. They worked together to build on Giovanni's quality ethos until Walter's death in 2003. Franco now looks after the vineyards and the winemaking, while Marilisa takes charge of sales and marketing. From the 2007 vintage, Franco sacrificed the Classico status of the Valpolicella and bottled the wine under Stelvin to eliminate cork taint and random oxidation problems as much as possible.
Allegrini La Poja 150cl 2012
This is a complex, full-bodied, elegant wine with intense ruby red colour and a perfume of blackberries and spices. Made from 100% Corvina Veronese grapes grown at the top of the prestigious and ancient La Grola vineyard, in the parcel called ‘La Poja’. Here this variety has found its ideal terroir. The unique geographic conditions and microclimate of this piece of land combined with a revolutionary system of planting (aiming for a maximum yield of 42hl/hectare) succeed in bringing out the full potential of this wine – this really is as good as it gets.