Allegrini and three options to fulfill any expectations!
By Marina La Forgia
The Allegrini wines are the kind of ones that you can never get disappointed. In every price range they offer the best quality-price ratio and they are pure expression of the best new Italian style. The venetian winery is acclaimed by their excellent Amarone della Valpolicella wines, but they have a wide variety of other products and labels that here in Quebec are gaining more and more adepts. The example? These 3 wines that I absolutely recommend:
Vino Rosso IGT – Italy
SAQ Price: $15,50
A simple and delicious blend made with indigenous grapes Corvina, Corvinone and international Merlot, which is plenty of aromas. In the nose we can feel the red fruit marmalade, some floral notes like roses and violets, some vanilla and even nuts. In the mouth, its medium bodied but enough strong to marry perfectly with some Italian dishes, like pasta or pizza. This is a wine you can bring to any informal friend’s or family’s supper without any hesitation. Everybody will like it. Excellent quality-brand-price ratio!
IGT Veneto – Italy
SAQ Price: $ 18,55
With a very attractive label design, this is a wine that cannot go unnoticed. A bi varietal of Corvina and Rondinella grapes, La Bragia is in my opinion one of the best options of quality Italian wines under 20$. Powerful in nose, full bodied in the mouth, rounded and enjoyable. I mostly liked the cherry spicy and earthy notes, but also the ones that reminded me the underbrush. It is a very complex wine that gets more and more generous after some aeration. The kind of wines that you feel you are “eating” rather than “drinking”.
IGT Veronese – Italy
SAQ Price: $ 29,95New available wine in the market, La Grola is a full bodied, intense and elegant wine. With a strong bouquet, the wine expresses at its maximum all primary notes (red wild berry fruits) and the ones given by an excellent evolution, such as tobacco, coffee and spices. This wine is 80% Corvina Veronese and 20% Syrah, a great mix for a wine that I allow myself to call it “Superitalian”. The 16 months in oak barrel plus other 10 months in the bottle before being released did the major job to make it great. This is an unforgettable wine for me. I really fell in love with.