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What kind of wine is Valpolicella Allegrini?

What kind of wine is Valpolicella Allegrini?

Northern Italian red with intense cherry and red-fruit character with soft edges and a juicy style.

What is Allegrini wine?

Allegrini is an Italian family business based in the Valpolicella Classico zone of the Veneto. It is widely regarded as one of the leading producers not only in the region but in Italy as a whole, and is particularly known for its Amarone della Valpolicella Classico.

What kind of wine is Corvina?

Italian red wine grape

Corvina Wine
Corvina is an Italian red wine grape most famous as a key constituent of Valpolicella wines, along with Rondinella. Its most commonly cited characteristic is its sour cherry flavor, as well as its lack of color and tannin – Corvina wines tend to be bright red and lighter in structure.

What is the difference between Amarone and Valpolicella?

While Valpolicella is a youthful dry red wine produced without ageing, Amarone is made by fermenting dried grapes and ageing them for two years. Ripasso calls for re-fermentation with added Amarone grape skins and then aging for one year.

What makes an Amarone wine?

What Is Amarone? Amarone della Valpolicella, or Amarone, is a rich red wine made from partially dried Corvina and Rondinella grapes, produced throughout the vineyards of Valpolicella (and its subregion Valpantena), a 95-square mile province of Verona.

Is Valpolicella dry or sweet?

Both of these full-bodied Italian red wines can be rich in flavour and have the Corvina grape at their heart, but Amarone is dry, or off-dry in taste, while Recioto della Valpolicella is sweet. Legend has it that Amarone was born after a Recioto fermentation was left too long.

Is Valpolicella a good wine?

Valpolicella Superiore wine is known for its rich flavors and darker colors. With a minimum of 12% ABV, Valpolicella Superiore wines are great to be consumed with a dish like seafood stew or rare steak. These wines are aged in wood for at least a year to develop their rich flavors.

What is the difference between Valpolicella and Amarone?

Why is Amarone so good?

Amarone wines are rich, vibrant, full-bodied and powerful. This is thanks to their protracted drying, fermenting and ageing process. This process gives the wine a more ‘concentrated’ taste.

How do you drink Valpolicella?

Valpolicella’s slightly tannic and acidic flavours is what makes it an ideal pair with steak. Aged cheeses also pair wonderfully with Armone and Ripasso styles. Recioto Della Valpolicella, the sweeter variation, also pairs well with a dark chocolate dessert.

When should I drink Amarone?

When Should I Drink Amarone? Because of its complexity and richness, many prefer drinking Amarone wine without foods that may detract from its flavour. We recommend drinking it after dinner all by itself if you are tasting it for the first time.

How long can I keep a bottle of Amarone?

An average Amarone can last 10-15 years in a cellar. Leaving it not exactly in the perfect storage place will probably shorten this ageing time, but if you are planning to drink it within few years it should be fine.

What food goes with Amarone?

Rich, syrupy and dry, Amarone pairs best with duck, lamb, venison, beef short ribs, liver and onions, braised beef, hearty stews and rich pasta like beef stroganoff.

Should you let Amarone breathe?

Does Amarone need to breathe? Generally breathing would be beneficial, yes. Amarone is a big, special-occasion wine that it doesn’t hurt to aerate a bit to release the more hidden aromas.

Can you drink Amarone without food?

Because of its complexity and richness, many prefer drinking Amarone wine without foods that may detract from its flavour. We recommend drinking it after dinner all by itself if you are tasting it for the first time. In terms of how long you should wait before opening the bottle, opinion is divided.

What cheese goes with Amarone?

Good cheese pairings for Amarone are:

  • Gorgonzola.
  • Erborinato Veja.
  • Stilton.
  • Roquefort.
  • Other blue cheeses.
  • Mature parmigiano reggiano (parmesan)
  • Ubriaco all’Amarone (cheese matured in Amarone grape must)
  • Pecorino Vecchio.

What foods go best with Amarone?

What meat goes with Amarone?

Red meats, in the form of stracotto, braised beef and all slow-cooked dishes find their ideal contrast in Amarone with its high alcohol content and pliant tannins. Another pairing worth trying is with donkey meat stew or pastissada de caval. Simply divine when enjoyed with a beef fillet en croute or coq au vin.

Does Amarone go with steak?

Pair your strip steak with an Amarone wine. It is full-bodied with balanced tannins, that will stand up beautifully to this flavorful cut. The high tannins will also act as a palate cleanser during the meal. Serving a beautiful steak and glass of high-quality Amarone will bring your experience to the next level.

How do you serve Amarone?

Amarone wine is best served at room temperature, between 64°F and 68°F (18°C and 20°C). For the ultimate Amarone experience, pour the wine into a decanter before drinking it. In general, waiting for about 2 hours before drinking produces the best results.