Allegrini Wine Dinner

Friday, 13th June - FULLY BOOKED

Join us for a fabulous evening of good food and stunning Italian wines!

All of Allegrini’s impeccable wines are produced from estate-grown fruit from their 90 hectares of vineyard in the communes of Sant’ Ambrogio and Fumane. Across the range and from vintage to vintage, they have superb fruit, balance, intensity, length, elegance, tipicity and, above all, drinkability. Anastasia  Roncoletta, Allegrini's export manager will be hosting the evening and she is Italy's first female Master of WIne student!

Each wine has winemaker Franco Allegrini’s distinct stamp of quality, but every one has its own distinctive character. They are among the elite of the world’s best producers of red wines. The family has been growing grapes in Valpolicella for several generations, and the estate in its current form was founded by Giovanni Allegrini. When he died in 1983, it passed to his three children, who ran it together until Walter’s death in July 2003. Franco now looks after the vineyards and is the winemaker, while Marilisa is director of marketing.

Their south-east facing vineyards are located in the hills of the Valpolicella Classico region ranging from 150-250 metres above sea level for the Valpolicella to as high as 310 metres at the top of Podere La Grola where the chalky, white La Poja vineyard stretches across 2.65 hectares. The older vineyards are trained using the pergola Trentina system, planted with about 3,000 vines per hectare, whereas the newer ones use the single Guyot system with 5,000 plants per hectare. The vines are 28 years old on average.

Cuvée dei Frati Brut, Cà dei Frati, Lombardia

Antipasti: salami, Parma ham and mortadella
roasted peppers, homemade sunblush tomatoes and marinated artichokes
'Solosole’ Vermentino, Poggio al Tesoro 2012
Valpolicella Classico, Allegrini 2013
Wild mushroom risotto
‘La Grola’ IGT, Allegrini 2010
cassoulet of beans, garlic, basil and oregano
grilled courgettes
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Allegrini 2009
Selection of Italian cheeses
’Giovanni Allegrini’ Recioto Classico, Allegrini 2010
Vanilla pannacotta, raspberry coulis
Coffee and amaretti
Grappa de recioto, Allegrini, Veneto

£80 per person
£75 per person for DR members
£70 for VIP club members

Please call us on 01784 480414 or e-mail Nina Rose to reserve your tickets.

We look forward to seeing you.