Just a few days after the news of Marilisa Allegrini as nominee for the Wine Enthusiast’s “Person of the Year”, the “Winery of the Year” achievement was made official.
It is the most coveted prize in the wine sector, awarded by the guide Gambero Rosso Vini d’Italia edited by Marco Sabellico, Fabrizio Gianni and Eleonora Guerini.
What is more, Allegrini’s Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is continues to collect accolades, once again obtaining the ‘Tre Bicchieri’ award! Vintage 2011 has now won the award for the 19th time in a row, bringing the Company to a record 31 awards by Gambero Rosso.
“It’s an honor to receive such important recognition by an veritable institution such as Gambero Rosso, a sense of satisfaction that repays the efforts of a lifetime of hard work, and an enormous joy that I share with my Family. Every day, we all work with passion, with the sole objective of making a unique and recognizable wine, faithfully following the innovative philosophy passed down to me by my father. I am also delighted with the reasons behind the award, which have highlighted one of our real ‘added values’, that is, our heritage of hillside cultivation which is so crucial for the production of a great Amarone” said Marilisa Allegrini.
Winery of the Year – Reasons
“Franco and Marilisa Allegrini have been able to bring the company founded by their father, Giovanni, to the pinnacles of success in Italian winemaking, evolving well beyond their own native area whilst at the same time remaining strongly linked to their own territory of origin. The Estate’s vineyards now extend for more than one hundred hectares in the Valpolicella, distributed along the best exposed slopes in the appellation: indeed, Allegrini eschews the valley floor and pursues the freshness that only high elevations can provide, thus producing wines in a manner that is disciplined and beyond compromise.”