Monday, June 18, 2012

Everyday Wine in the City - 2008 Palazzo Della Torre by Allegrini

Everyday Wine in the City - Palazzo Della Torre AllegriniLast week, we opened a bottle of 2008 Palazzo Della Torre by Allegrini. Mijo bought this one from the supermarket so I was a little skeptical at first. Skeptical because we didn't taste this one before making the purchase. 

The gods of wine must be with Mijo when he bought this bottle because this wine is fabulous. This wine is so full and so rich it felt and tasted very smooth.

Everyday Wine in the City - Palazzo Della Torre Allegrini VeroneseThe first thing I noticed when I poured this wine is its very dark red color it is almost inky dark red. It also has a very high viscosity you can see it drips down slowly on the glass after a swirl.  The aroma has hints of raisins and black berries.

We first paired it with Indian food that I took home on Thursday. The wine taste changed from when I sampled it without the food. It tasted a bit jammy and caramelish with the food pairing and this is a good thing. The next day, we paired it with home cooked grilled salmon and steamed brocolli. The taste of the wine changed from jammy to a stronger tannin flavor. It is amazing how this wine changes depending on the food pairing.

I like the idea that this wine could be our default red wine to bring to our favorite Indian places or with our cooked meals at home.

Tasting Date: week of May 31 2012
Tasting Partners: Mijo
Wine Name: Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre
Producer: Allegrini
Region/Appelation: Veneto, Italy
Grape Varieties: Corvina Veronese, Rodinella and Sangiovese
Vintage: 2008 
Alcohol: 14.5%
Color Hue: dark red 
Aroma Intensity: mild fruits
Developments: full body
Aromas: raisins, cherry, blackberry, coffee, caramel
Dry/Sweet: less sweet
Body: full body
Acidity: medium acid
Tannins: medium level
Flavors: raisins, cherry, coffee, caramel, banana


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