Nestled in the picturesque Veneto region of Italy lies the enchanting Valpolicella wine-producing area. Valpolicella is renowned for its rich history, breathtaking landscapes and, most notably, its exceptional wines. One of the many wineries that contribute to the region’s vinicultural legacy is “Allegrini”, which showcases the passion, tradition and innovation that are the hallmarks of Valpolicella winemaking.
Valpolicella has a storied history dating back to Roman times and it’s no surprise that the wineries in this region are deeply rooted in tradition. “Allegrini” is no exception, tracing its roots back generations. With a story that dates back to the XVI century, this winery has upheld the winemaking traditions that have made Valpolicella famous worldwide.
The region is primarily known for its three main wine styles (Valpolicella, Ripasso and Amarone) and Allegrini proudly produces Valpolicella and Amarone, with a dedication to quality and authenticity.
The jewel in the crown of the Valpolicella region, and indeed of Allegrini, is the famed Amarone. This dry, full-bodied red wine is made from carefully selected Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and other indigenous grape varieties. What sets Amarone apart from other wines is the meticulous “appassimento” process, in which the grapes are dried for several months before fermentation. This results in a wine of immense character, with rich flavors of dark fruit, spice and a hint of bitterness.
Allegrini prides itself on its Amarone production, carefully choosing the best grapes and allowing them to wither and concentrate in special drying rooms. The wine is then aged in large wooden barrels and small oak barriques for an extended period, allowing it to develop complexity and depth.
Allegrini welcomes visitors to experience the magic of Valpolicella wines firsthand. With a guided tour of the winery, guests can witness the winemaking process from vine to bottle. The tour typically includes a visit to the vineyards, the grape-drying rooms and the cellars where the wines age.
After the tour, guests are invited to indulge in a wine tasting session. Here, they can savor the exquisite Valpolicella Classico, the innovative La Poja and the famous Amarone, all produced with meticulous care by the winery’s skilled winemakers.
Visiting Allegrini is an opportunity to step into a world where tradition, history and innovation come together to produce some of Italy’s finest wines. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of the Italian countryside, a visit to Allegrini is a journey that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the art of winemaking and the flavors of this enchanting region.
Allegrini is partner of the True Italian Pasta Week 2023: in every participating restaurant (discover here which ones) you can get a glass of Belpasso or Lugana together with a pasta dish choosing among two special recipes. At the end of your meal you will also get a digestive: all for only 16 €.