The 2015 La Grola is a terrific wine, both food friendly and accessible. The blend is 90% Corvina with 10% Oseleta, which adds color and richness to the overall wine, thanks to the grape’s small and compact berry size. You get terrific value here in a wine that has the aromatic intensity and textural fiber to stand up to barbecued meats or tri-tip. The fact that the wine’s tannins are slightly more contained and soft means La Grola would beautifully match those spicy and smoky flavors. Some 200,000 bottles were produced.
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.