Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2013

£15.99

 

TASTING NOTE

Ruby red in colour, Palazzo della Torre has enticing aromas of cherry with rich dark chocolate notes. Velvety in texture, it is well-balanced and offers ripe, juicy dark fruit, with silky tannins and refreshing acidity.

2013 started with a very rainy and snowy winter, with temperatures above the seasonal average. The mild conditions continued throughout spring. The grapes enjoyed gradual ripening, which came about, above all, mainly by virtue of light rather than heat, and this led to the accumulation of polyphenols in the red grapes. The months of July and August saw high temperatures and an excellent diurnal temperature range, ideal for ripening. The conditions during harvest in September and October were mostly good, despite being interspersed with days of heavy rain.

The modern version of the traditional 'ripasso' technique was used for Palazzo della Torre, drying a proportion of the grapes in the 'Terre di Fumane' drying centre. This process intensifies the character of the fruit from this vineyard. The grapes to be dried were hand picked in the first week of September, whereas those to be vinified immediately were picked at the end of the month. 70% of the grapes picked were vinified immediately and 30% were left to dry until the second half of December when they were vinified and then refermented with the wine from the fresh grapes. The wine then spent 15 months in second-use barriques. Following blending, it spent a further two months in barrique followed by seven months in bottle.

26 hectares of east-facing vineyard planted between 1962-1989, situated 240m above sea level. Allegrini purchased this vineyard in 1978. Soils are cretaceous and calcareous, with Pergola trentina trained vines planted at 3000 vines/ha.

13.5% abv
Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2013
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