The Allegrini company may be considered the result of the intelligence and hard work of Giovanni Allegrini, who built an agricultural concern that was solid, efficient and innovative.
He was given the evocative nickname “the barrel spider” because in the cellar he would proudly invite guests to taste his wine, and whilst listening to comments and opinions, spring like a spider from one precious barrel to another. After the premature death of Giovanni in1983, his three offspring took over the company and have run it ever since with impassioned enthusiasm and ever-increasing skill and competence.
Franco Allegrini, one of his offspring, introduced innovations which can be summarized in three main points:
Gradual introduction of barriques used in tandem with traditional Slavonian oak barrels and, at the same time, a reduction in the ageing period so as to preserve the intrinsic flavour and aroma of the fruit.
Revision of the consolidated technique of Ripasso: substitution of the pomace with a percentage of grapes dried using the appassimento method, so as to trigger a ‘second fermentation’ and confer a singular complexity to the wine as well as an elegant and well-balanced profile.
Allegrini has more than 100 hectares of vineyards in the hills of the Classico region. The wines are produced exclusively from grapes from their own vineyards.