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Allegrini Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Giovanni 500ml 2009
Sku: 1820255
The name of the Company founder, Giovanni Allegrini, has been given to this red dessert wine made, using entirely new techniques, from selected and dried Valpolicella grapes. Changes ha ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub-Region: Valpolicella
Grape Varietal: Corvina
Type: Still wine, Dessert
Reg. $68.79
On Sale $57.89
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The name of the Company founder, Giovanni Allegrini, has been given to this red dessert wine made, using entirely new techniques, from selected and dried Valpolicella grapes. Changes have been introduced in the maturing and ageing of the wine after fermentation. The wine is transferred into small French oak barriques where, after completion of the fermentation, it is settled and matured for a total period of 14 months. During this period the aromatic richness of the wine is greatly enhanced and a high degree of complexity and elegance achieved.
Technical notes
GRAPE VARIETES 75% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

THE VINEYARD The hills of the Valpolicella Classico area 240 mt. a.s.l. South east exposure Soil: mostly calcareous and cretaceous

VITICULTURE Pergola Trentina training with about 3,000 vines per hectare Average age of productive vines: 27 years Buds to fruiting cane: 14/15 (bear in mind that usually the shoot’s first three buds only produce leaves, not fruit)

YIELD 28 Hl/Ha HARVEST Manual harvest carried out during the second fortnight in September

PROCESSES Natural drying of grapes in the loft with the loss of 50% of weight of bunch (for about 120 days)

VINIFICATION First fortnight in February De-stalking and crushing of the grapes Fermentation temperature: 15°-24°C Maceration time: 25 days Daily periodic pumping over Transferred into wood: May 00 Matured in oak: 14 months Matured in bottle for 14 months

ANALYTICAL DATA Total acidity: 6.70 g/l pH 3.75 Total dry extract: 41.20 g/l Degree of alcohol: 13.75% Residual sugars: 105 g/l Total SO2 120 mg/l Free SO2 19 mg/l


Food pairing
This is wine to meditate over. It is an excellent accompaniment to certain end of meal foods, such as cheeses, in particular mild gorgonzola. Traditionally this wine is drunk with dry sweets, such as shortbread, cantucci, “sbrisolona” (a traditional local sweet), but is also ideal with the whole range of tropical fruits. Serve at 14°C and open the bottle an hour before drinking.

 
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