Allegrini 2017 Palazzo della Torre
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This is Allegrini's take on Ripasso. The wine is made from fresh grapes followed refermented with the gross lees from grapes which have been dried (appassimento) specifically for this wine, not their Amarone, so it falls outside of the rules of Valpolicella DOC, although the vines are grown within the confines of the region and the allowed grape varieties. In other words, it's Valpolicella Ripasso in all but name.
The wine is exceptionally well made: polished, deep, and rich with a fragrance of black cherries, spice and red flowers. The palate is silky with a fine backbone of crisp acidity and mouth enveloping tannins.