Allegrini, the symbol of Valpolicella!
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.
Valpolicella, the valley of many cellars. One of the most prestigious winegrowing districts in Italy, Valpolicella has been dedicated to viticulture since ancient times, as the etymology of its name confirms: ‘val polis cellae’ – the ‘valley of the many cellars’. Located in western Veneto, between Verona and Lake Garda, it is bordered to the north by the Lessini Mountains.
The company’s new venture on the shores of Lake Garda presents its highest expression in Lugana Oasi Mantellina.
After soft pressing of the grapes and fermentation, the wine is aged for about 4 months in steel tanks and for 2 months in the bottle.
Produced with manual harvesting carried out in September.
The 2022 vintage will certainly be remembered as a particularly dry one, certainly among the driest and hottest of all time. The vine, being a Mediterranean plant, resisted well overall and the ripening progressed uniformly, also as a result of the careful management of emergency irrigation. This was an indispensable tool in guaranteeing the aromatic complexity and the organoleptic balance of the grapes and, consequently, of the wines.
The final stages of ripening came about during some welcome August rainfall, which helped the vines to reach harvest-time in an appropriate vegetative state, thus perfectly completing the process of ripening. Early ripening and its rapid progress brought about a harvest with high sugar content and relatively low acidity.
At harvest time, the perfectly ripe grapes bear mature white fruit embraced by fresh floral notes and hints of almond. The palate immediately registers its typical richness, while the marked acidity provides a sinuous mouthfeel and lends suppleness.
The dry, non-sparkling style of Lugana in its simplest versions is excellent as an aperitif and paired with appetizers or freshwater fish such as trout, perch and whitefish. The versatility of this wine goes even further: the international appeal of the flavor of Lugana makes it a perfect match with raw fish, such as the Japanese preparations of sashimi and sushi and international variations on the theme. It is also ideal with salmon and tuna and goes perfectly with fish-based finger food.
Serve chilled at 12°C (53°F).
Total acidity 5.85 g/l
Sugar residue 3.2 g/l
Dry extract 23.7 g/l