A BRIEF PROFILEThe Allegrini Family has been producing wine for over four hundred years. Through its constant commitment to reinforcing and promoting agricultural traditions, it has made a significant contribution to the development of the Valpolicella area, helping it to become the cradle of great red wines.
Today Allegrini today is a consolidated group of Companies and one of the most dynamic and well-known wine producers in Italy and abroad. Its roots lie in Fumane di Valpolicella where, in 1854, the Azienda Agricola was founded and headed, over subsequent decades, by consecutive generations of the Allegrini Family.
In the Valpolicella Classico area, the Allegrini Estate extends for some 100 hectares (247 acres); these parcels are the cradle of highly prestigious cru wines such as La Grola, Palazzo della Torre and La Poja and the birthplace of Amarone, a star in the constellation of great Italian red wines.
Corte Giara is the brand that was created in 1989 in response to the need to expand the Company’s range of products, thereby also introducing international varietals known to the public at large. This project has given rise to a line of young wines that can be enjoyed in various contexts and are more easily-approachable for consumers.
Poggio al Tesoro was founded in Bolgheri in 2001. It stemmed from the Family’s aspiration to expand in an area beyond its own native territory but it is also an expression of the love for an area that is supremely well-suited to producing quality wines. The Estate extends for some 70 hectares (173 acres), 60 of which are planted with vines. In Bolgheri, an area famous for its great international varietals, Allegrini produces modern, elegant wines that have always been recognized for their faithful interpretation of the terroir.
San Polo is the group’s most recent acquisition. In 2007, Allegrini decided to invest in Montalcino, placing the Family’s dynamic and innovative spirit at the service of one of Italy’s oldest appellations and creating a Company with its sights set firmly on the future and on new issues concerning respect for the environment, as demonstrated by the ecologically-inspired architecture of its winery. Being located on the south-east facing slope of Montalcino, the Estate possesses an ideal terroir for the cultivation of Sangiovese, which here expresses great finesse in terms of fragrances and elegance.
In 2008, Allegrini purchased Villa Della Torre in Fumane di Valpolicella, the masterpiece of the architect and designer Giulio Romano, a venue for prestigious cultural events and highly enjoyable eno-gastronomy tastings. Villa Della Torre Allegrini, which is absolutely unique in its genre and was built during the Renaissance period along the lines of the ancient Roman home or ‘Domus Antiqua’, is today the official headquarters of the Company and the showpiece of Allegrini’s hospitality services.