Allegrini La Grola IGT 2013
92 points JS, 90 points WS
A full bodied, intense and elegant wine. Dark ruby red in color, it has a wide, embracing bouquet with notes of wild berries, juniper, tobacco and coffee essence. The high plant density and resulting low yields give this wine its unique concentration.
90% Corvina and 10% Oseleta
La Grola Vineyard is located in sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella since 1979.
Serving Temperature: 63-64 °F.
La Grola was bought by Allegrini in 1979. It is situated 310 metres above sea level. The 30 hectare vineyard has a south-easterly aspect, well-drained calcareous and clay soils and vines planted from 1979-1998.
The vines are double Guyot trained at a density of 4,240 vines per hectare and have an average age of 25 years.
Allegrini's winemaking philosophy is largely based on the concept of "cru" production: a single vineyard dedicated to the production of local varieties destined to become a single wine. These crus have been a success worldwide: The Palazzo della Torre, La Grola and La Poja have set the highest benchmarks for Valpolicella's wines.
Food Pairing Notes
Steaks, stews and ribs but also pork, veal, and poultry dishes. The big flavor won't overshadow cheeses, pasta dishes or even fish. Be daring, this is the wine that will give you the courage and the power to do so!