2015 Allegrini La Poja
2015 Allegrini La Poja Made from 100% Corvina, this structured, velvety red opens with enticing aromas of black-skinned berry, cedar and tobacco. The full-bodied, balanced palate offers blackberry jam, Morello cherry, licorice and black pepper alongside fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. Drink through 2031.
The Allegrini Family has been producing wine for over four hundred years. Through its constant commitment to reinforcing and promoting agricultural traditions, it has made a significant contribution to the development of the Valpolicella area, helping it to become the cradle of great red wines.
Today Allegrini today is a consolidated group of Companies and one of the most dynamic and well-known wine producers in Italy and abroad. Its roots lie in Fumane di Valpolicella where, in 1854, the Azienda Agricola was founded and headed, over subsequent decades, by consecutive generations of the Allegrini Family.
In the Valpolicella Classico area, the Allegrini Estate extends for some 100 hectares (247 acres); these parcels are the cradle of highly prestigious cru wines such as La Grola, Palazzo della Torre and La Poja and the birthplace of Amarone, a star in the constellation of great Italian red wines.
Red wine has been prevalent since prehistory (the period before written records) as winemaking originated and spread throughout the world. In this case, “red blend” refers to any red wine that contains more than one red grape variety in the final product, though certain red blends can have their own designation as varietal wines despite comprising multiple grapes. For much of the history of European wine, red blends were in fact more common than single varietals, as winemaking was typically region-centric and featured grapes consolidated from vineyards across a given area. One famous example of this practice is the Bordeaux blend, which originated in the 18th or 19th century and usually comprises Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Though prominent red blends such as Bordeaux still remain popular, many red blends have been associated with lower quality due to the assumption that the term indicates cheaper table wines. However, many high-quality wine producers still elect to produce red blends, and these wines can in fact offer many unique and delicious flavors due to the winery’s ability to custom design the profile of their product.