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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Veneto, Italy
Varietal: Other Red Blends
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 100633
This blend of 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese is a smooth, full bodied cru made in an innovative ripasso style. After the harvest, the grapes from the Palazzo della Torre vineyard follow two different paths: 70% of the grapes picked are vinified immediately, and the remaining 30% are left to dry until the end of December. The fresh juice obtained at harvest is blended with the juice for the dried grapes, initiating a second fermentation, and rendering a more highly concentrated and complex wine.
What Allegrini affectionately refers to as their "baby Amarone" is more approachable with its pleasant fruity character with raisin-like qualities. Pairs well with a wide range of first courses, including full-flavored pasta and risotto dishes. Also enjoy with roasts such as veal, turkey and lamb, as well as with grilled meats such as barbequed chicken, steak or sausages. Excellent with hard and semi-hard cheeses.
The 2006 Palazzo della Torre comes across as somewhat restrained for this wine. This is a very polished, elegant Palazzo della Torre with pretty layers of mocha, spices and new leather that add complexity to the fresh, vibrant fruit. Palazzo della Torre is 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese. The addition of 30% dried fruit (Amarone style) adds an extra dimension of complexity. The retro 1970's label is also quite attractive. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016.