“La Poja” Corvina Veronese IGT by Allegrini
Unveil the extraordinary charm of “La Poja” Corvina Veronese IGT by Allegrini, an exceptional vintage from 2017 that hails from the Veneto region. Sourced from vineyards at an altitude of 320 meters above sea level, this wine is a pure expression of Corvina Veronese grapes, aged on average 43 years and carefully cultivated using the Guyot system. With approximately 4,240 vines per hectare, the terroir consists predominantly of calcareous soil, enriched with skeletal matter that brings out unique characteristics in the grape.
The 2017 vintage was marked by remarkable consistency, unaffected by frost and hail events that troubled other Italian regions. Although rainfall was below average, it occurred at regular intervals, contributing to an optimal, sanitary grape development. The climatic conditions, combined with the significant temperature fluctuations in the final weeks before harvest, resulted in an exceptional aromatic profile for the wine.
Hand-harvested in early October, the Corvina grapes are softly pressed after de-stemming and fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures ranging from 22-31°C, with daily pump-overs. Malolactic fermentation naturally occurs in November in barriques. The wine is then matured for 20 months in new Allier barriques, blended for eight months in large Slavonian oak barrels, and fine-tuned in bottles for an additional 10 months.
Boasting an alcohol content of 14.73% Vol and a total acidity of 5.85 g/l, “La Poja” is a profound and refined wine where dark fruit, spices, and balsamic notes harmonize impeccably. On the palate, the wine offers a stunning balance between richness and simplicity, warmth and dynamism, revealing the texture and lightness that only great wines can achieve.
Pair it elegantly with red meat roasts and game, or relish it alongside mature cheeses and dishes featuring porcini mushrooms or black and white truffles. With an aging potential of up to 20 years, it is advised to serve “La Poja” at 18°C, and to open the bottle an hour before consumption. Available in multiple bottle sizes—750 ml, 1.5 L, and 3 L—this wine has been consistently praised, earning multiple 90+ scores and the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award.
Indulge in the allure of “La Poja,” a wine that celebrates its singular grape varietal while capturing the distinct elegance and complexity that the Veneto region has to offer. Cheers to a masterpiece in a bottle!