Since the fourteenth century the Allegrini family has been a protagonist in the history of Valpolicella wine making, and since then they have handed down the culture of vines and wine from generation to generation. The company is the result of the foresightedness of Giovanni Allegrini, who with great insight and business sense enriched the family assets with the acquisition of some of the most important hillside vineyards of Valpolicella Classica. Today, his work is continued with dedication and enthusiasm by Marlilisa, marketing manager and Franco, considered to be one of the best wine makers in Italy, together with the help of the next generation: Caterina, Silvia and Francesco.
Enhancing the Valpolicella.
This has always been the Allegrini family commitment and all the technical choices made over the years have been taken with this in mind. In the vineyards and in the wine cellar the most important innovations advocated by Franco Allegrini have been: the search to maintain the integrity of the fruit through the use of different types of wood for maturing, revision of the Ripasso technique with the introduction of a second fermentation, a substantial modification of the appassimento method with the creation of the “Terre di Fumane”, a veritable ‘jewel in the crown’ of Valpolicella wine-making. In the vineyards the most significant innovation was the increase in number of plants per hectare by replacing the pergola Trentina with different forms and the experimentation of Corvina grapes, which can appreciated in La Poja, Allegrini’s cult wine. A lot has also been done in the direction of identifying each hillside vineyard: Palazzo della Torre, La Grola and, as already mentioned, La Poja.