Valpolicella, Valpolicella…Sorry I just love saying that.   Valpolicella is a viticultural zone outside of Verona Italy.  Three grapes are usually used to make the red wine known as Valpolicella…there I said it again…Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinera.


The Allegrini family has been making wine since the 16th century.  All of that knowledge and history are all wrapped up in this bottle.  The bouquet overflows with cherry, pepper and violet.  The senses are immediately intrigued by the complexity.   Once the juice hits your taste buds…..well let’s just say, “All Hell Breaks Loose.”   Your mind is racing trying to determine all of the flavors, your mouth is watering and your body is begging for more.  Shaking like an addict in withdrawal you raise the glass and  give in to the hedonistic pleasures that await.  The full bodied, rich and velvet texture coats and soothes the tongue.  Savoring the liquid you become aware of the fresh fruit with slight herbal notes.  The slight tannins give you that little pucker and of course that need for more, I am hooked.

Enjoy this delicious wine with light red meats and traditional Italian.

And It’s less than 15$



An Italian staple; Valpolicella
An Italian staple; Valpolicella

Another gem.  Under $10. Who doesn’t love a great wine and a fabulous price. In this case a Valpolicella. To be more precise, Valpolicella is a region or province, in Verona Italy. Valpolicella is second to Chianti in production. It is typically made from three grapes; Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara. It is usually not aged ( or at least not long) and released very young.It is light and fruity by nature.

This wine fits all of the above descriptions. A light ruby – Dorothy need not worry about those shoes- color. By looks, refreshing and fruity. If energetic can describe a wine…then this would be it.

The aromas remind me of an early Spring morning. Lots of fresh fruit notes, clean and crisp, like walking through a blooming orchard in the crisp cool morning.

Such a warming and delightful taste. Almost against the mentioned notes.The wine covers the palate with a soft and elegant but velvet, touch. A smooth rich fruit mouth envelopes the senses. A simple wine-full of  flavor. Hints of oak linger, a very minor bit of tannin, but oh that fruit.