Grappa di Recioto

Valpolicella

Allegrini

The Allegrini family estate covers 100 hectares of vineyard in the heart of...

the Valpolicella Classico area. The family has been growing grapes here for six generations, but the estate in its current form was founded by Giovanni Allegrini. When he died in 1983, it passed to his three children, who ran it together until Walter's death in July 2003. Franco now looks after the vineyards and is the winemaker, and Marilisa is director of marketing.

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Vinification

The Recioto marcs, grape skins, were pressed and the resulting liquid distilled in a steam copper-alembic still, used in a discontinuous cycle, to produce a distillate of about 75% alcohol. Heads and tails are removed to give a purer spirit. Distilled water is then added to bring the alcohol down to 43%. Before bottling, the grappa was refridgerated to -10°C for about 48 hours, then filtered.

Tasting Notes

Smooth, balanced and pure on the palate with a hint of prunes and a touch of sweetness on the finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage NV
Grape varieties 75% Corvina/Corvinone
20% Rondinella
5% Molinara
Region Valpolicella, Veneto
Alcohol (ABV) 43%