Allegrini La Poja
| Wine Advocate 94 points (Oct 2013)
The 2009 La Poja is one of the most delicious monovarietal expression of Corvina you will ever taste. This tricky indigenous grape has been vinified as if it were a Merlot or a Cabernet Sauvignon (with 20 months in new French oak, followed by eight months in large casks). The wine is released four years after harvest. Granted, this international approach will not appeal to everyone, but there’s no doubting these excellent results. Corvina’s naturally high acidity shines through: The Allegrini family uses the fitting word “crunchy” to describe the mouthfeel. There is a sudden snap for sure, but I’d add words like “supple” and “velvety” to complete the picture. You get the best of both worlds with this wine. Drink 2015-2025.
Wine Enthusiast 94 points (Nov 2013)
Made from 100% Corvina, this shows the great potential of this native grape. It boasts rich blackberry, plum and licorice flavors, beautifully balanced and velvety smooth. This shows great depth and, while delicious now, hold for a few more years to allow additional complexities to develop. - Cellar Selection