VALPOLICELLA, VENETO, ITALY
Growing grapes in Valpolicella for several generations, the 90 hectare estate was moulded into its current form by Giovanni Allegrini. After his passing in 1983, his three children, Walter, Marilisa and Franco, took over the company and carried on his work, making it one of the world's greatest red wine producers.
Walter's death in 2003 resulted in Franco taking over as the winemaker, a position he still holds today, with Marilisa in charge of marketing. Even though some of their wines are very classic styles, they are not opposed to change, with stelvin screw tops being used on the Valpolicella since 2007, resulting in the wine losing its Classico status. One of the greats of Italy.