(FUMANE – VERONA) Allegrini, in the famous Valpolicella, produces wines appreciated in markets all over the world, such as the red wine Valpolicella Superiore.
Allegrini’s History and Philosophy
Valpolicella in northern Italy has undergone a significant revolution during the past generation. The area has long been known as an important source of wine in both national and international markets, and houses such as Bertani and Bolla were already producing significant quantities of bottled wine, something rare in the Italy of the time, eventually from the twentieth century.
The area remains a substantial source of wine today, with almost five thousand hectares of vineyards and something like 2,400 different growers within the denomination. The best wine in the area, Amarone della Valpolicella, can now boast a wider production than that of the Tuscan Brunello di Montalcino and Piedmontese Barolo. But this has not always been the situation. For many decades, until the 80s, to tell the truth, Valpolicella was known for wines that were good to drink in restaurants or bistros, fruity, which went well with many different dishes and cuisines, but not as an area that aspired to compete with the best bottles of the main denominations of Italy.
This has totally changed, however, in the time of a generation, thanks to the work of the main companies in the area. Among these, we must certainly mention Allegrini, a company founded in 1854 and capable of making itself appreciated immediately, but the real success came after the 1950s, thanks to the passion and work of Giovanni Allegrini, a man who lived for (and almost in) its cellars. The succession was very fortunate, which is not always frequent with the distinguished wines or any other sort of economic activity: Franco Allegrini (at the vineyards and cellar) and Marilisa Allegrini (sales, marketing and image) showed uncommon talents and have led family businesses to acquire real power both nationally and internationally.
The wines of Allegrini
And not only in Veneto, Allegrini are now producers also in Montalcino and Bolgheri in Tuscany. But the heart of the business remains in the Veneto region and logically consists of an impeccably excellent Valpolicella Classico, Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella, the latter with a name that rightly celebrates Giovanni Allegrini. Not to mention the creative offers created by Allegrini: La Grola, La Poja and Palazzo della Torre.
|Appellation:||Valpolicella Superiore D.O.C.|
|Grapes:||Corvina Veronese 70%, Rondinella 25%, Oseleta 5%|
Info & Contacts Allegrini
Address: Via Giare, 9/11 l 37022 Fumane (VR)
Tel: +39 045 6832011