The 2014 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (a blend of 45% Corvina Veronese, 45% Corvinone, 5% Rondinella and 5% Oseleta with 120 days of appassimento) opens to a dark and robust appearance with dried fruit aromas, prune, blackberry preserves, spice, tar and sweet tobacco. The wine is full-bodied for sure, but this vintage is a little less intense in terms of construction and persistence. The mouthfeel is a little more streamlined, just by a hair, compared to a warmer and drier vintage. An ample 100,000 bottles were made.
Allegrini recently added to its portfolio 40 hectares of vines in the Lugana appellation. Vines were planted in 2018, and this new property will go online with the other ten hectares of vines acquired in the Desenzano area three years ago. Franco and Marilisa Allegrini say that the new acquisitions have the potential of producing 400,000 bottles of white wine. The idea is to create an important cellar-worthy white to add to their portfolio of mostly red wines in the Veneto.