|AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA
The Allegrini family has played a leading role in the history of Fumane and Valpolicella Classica since the sixteenth century and has handed down the culture of the vine and wine ever since. The corporate legacy of Giovanni Allegrini, the driving force behind the rebirth of the Valpolicella area, passed into the hands of the new generations: his son and daughter, Franco and Marilisa, together with his niece Silvia, the daughter of his late son, Walter. The Allegrini family has played a leading role in the history of Fumane and Valpolicella Classica since the 16th century and has handed down the culture of the vine and wine ever since.
Fieramonte tells the story of Valpolicella and its most important traditions, underpinned by a combination of values firmly based on an upper hillside vineyard with slopes that face south, and on the stubbornness of man who has always reaped the best from those lands. Giovanni Allegrini, the Company’s founder and father of Walter, Marilisa and Franco, was proud of it, precisely for its upper hillside location and its fortunate exposure to the east, where the ripening of the grapes is very balanced. As he loved to say: the morning sun, driving away the shadows of the night, awakens nature and gently caresses the bunches.
Exposure to the south-east guarantees perfect ripening of the bunches and captures great aromatic expression. The lengthy ageing process in the cellar confers depth and layers to the aromas, with the dark fruit initially forward and then yielding more and more space to spicy notes, coffee and medicinal herbs. The impact on the palate is decisive and powerful, with the mouthfeel gaining grip and finesse thanks to the supple acidic impetus.
Traditionally enjoyed with game, roasted and grilled meats, casseroles and well matured cheeses. Excellent with hearty dishes. Amarone’s distinctive flavour compliments exotic sweet and sour cuisine and is therefore also perfect with Asian and middle-eastern dishes