Allegrini La Grola 2018
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Veronese|
La Grola is the extraordinary result of the meeting of two great personalities: the hill of La Grola and the Valpolicella's autochthonous grapes. The excellent exposure of the vineyards, which enjoy the sun's warm rays and the cool breezes that come from nearby Lake Garda, allows the grapes to produce their very best. Careful, craftsman-like aging in the cellar yields a red wine with great elegance, harmony, and finesse that can evolve positively for over a decade.
Wine Advocate 92 Point "A blend of 90% Corvina with 10% Oseleta, the Allegrini 2018 La Grola shows medium dark intensity with lots of smoky overlays, including tobacco and campfire ash. At the core of the wine is a healthy dose of ripe blackberry and plum. The wine offers the power and textural fiber to pair with a classic steak in creamy mushroom sauce. Drink 2021-2026."
The dark and brooding 2018 La Grola opens with underbrush and earth tones give way to dusty rose and autumnal spices. This is deeply textural and elegant in feel, with masses of red and black berries complemented by saline-minerals and a brisk acid core. There's a peppery flourish that lasts through the finale, resonating under an air of violet and lavender, as nuances of dark chocolate linger long. This is a stunning rendition of La Grola, which is a blend of 90% Corvina Veronese and 10% Oseleta.
Made with 90% Corvina and 10% Oseleta, this offers the aromas of cassis, baking spice, and new leather. The sleek, balanced palate features ripe blackberry, tobacco, and black pepper alongside fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Drink through 2027.
An elegant, medium-to full-bodied version. This red is fresh and focused, with creamy flavors of baked black plum and black cherry fruit underscored by rich hints of fig cake, espresso, bay leaf and spice. Light tannins show on the iron-laced finish. Corvina and Oseleta. Drink now through 2030. 15,000 cases made, 650 cases imported.