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"Gorgeous" Baby Amarone, Made w/ 30% Dried Grapes
  
Ranked Six Times as a
Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine! 
  
History of Wine Spectator Top 100 Rankings:
 
Rank #60, 90 Points - Top 100 of 2011: 2008 vintage
Rank #80, 90 Points - Top 100 of 2005: 2001 vintage
Rank #65, 91 Points - Top 100 of 2004: 2000 vintage
Rank #58, 90 Points - Top 100 of 2003: 2003 vintage
Rank #64, 90 Points - Top 100 of 2002: 1998 vintage
Rank #38, 92 Points - Top 100 of 2001: 1997 vintage
                   
Hello friends!

Today we have a major hot deal alert on an old favorite, the "Palazzo della Torre" from Allegrini.  This wine is really a "Baby Amarone" since, after all, 30% of grapes were dried in the Amarone method (did we mention Amarone wines are usually priced between $80~$400?). 

The Allegrini family has been producing wine over many generations, playing a major role in the Valpolicella Classico area for centuries. Allegrini's winemaking philosophy is largely based on the concept of "cru" production: a single vineyard dedicated to the production of local varieties destined to become a single wine. These crus have been a success worldwide: their Palazzo della Torre, La Grola and La Poja wines have set the highest benchmarks for Valpolicella's wines.

The "Palazzo della Torre" is one of the wines that has made Allegrini famous throughout the world. The vineyard surrounds Villa della Torre, a splendid masterpiece of Renaissance architecture now owned by the family, and produces a full-bodied red wine that has an aging potential of at least ten years. It is made from the historic combination of Corvina and Rondinella with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese. A small percentage of the harvested grapes are left to dry out until December and then added to the previously vinified fresh grapes. The result is a velvety, well-balanced red wine that proffers mature, pulpy fruit.

This wine has been an absurd value for several vintages in a row, and we only have a few cases in-stock for now.  Please act fast to secure your desired quantity before we sell out!

Cheers,
The Artisan Wine Hunters

 


92 Points - James Suckling:
 
"A linear and fresh red with pretty layers of ripe fruit. Full to medium body. Gorgeous. Drink now." - (November 21, 2016)


Wine Spectator:
 
"This bright red offers brambly berry and rich sun-dried cherry and date fruit, accented by notes of dried marjoram, star anise and hot stone. Creamy and medium-bodied, with a juicy finish. Drink now through 2019. 19,740 cases imported." - AN (Oct 31, 2016)

  • Varietal Composition: 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella, and 5% Sangiovese
  • Alcohol Content: 13.5%
A few cases are in-stock for now.
 
We are taking orders on a first-come, first-served basis.

Retail Price:    $25.00 btl
 
Our Sale Prices:

$18.97 btl ( 1-5 )
$17.97 btl (6-11)
$16.99 btl (12+ )






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Retail Price: $20.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $14.99
You save $5.01!

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Retail Price: $15.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $9.97
You save $5.03!

CASE PRICE = $8.99 per bottle (add 12+ quantity to your basket)

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Retail Price: $25.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $18.97
You save $6.03!

6-PACK PRICE = $17.97 per bottle (add 6+ quantity to your basket)
CASE PRICE = $16.99 per bottle (add 12+ quantity to your basket)

92 Points - James Suckling:
"A linear and fresh red with pretty layers of ripe fruit. Full to medium body. Gorgeous. Drink now." - (November 21, 2016)