ALLEGRINI SUPPORTS GUGGENHEIM INTRAPRESÆ

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Allegrini expands in Lugana <br/> with the acquisition <br/>of a 40-hectare estate
09 February 2018

Allegrini expands in Lugana
with the acquisition
of a 40-hectare estate

Allegrini has completed the purchase of 40 hectares of land in the Lugana appellation (in the Municipality of Pozzolengo, in the province of Brescia), which will be planted with vines by the end of 2018, and are in addition to the 10 hectares acquired under lease 3 years ago in Desenzano, for a total area of 50 hectares.
“Our goal - explains Franco Allegrini - even within this appellation, is to occupy the high-quality segment. We like this appellation: it is not very large (about 1,000 hectares), there are no social cooperative wineries, and the competition between producers is geared towards the high-quality segment of the market. When all the vineyards are in production we have estimated a potential of around 400,000 bottles. This is because we will be working with lower yields per hectare than those permitted by the production regulations. We will be pitting our skills in a new geographical area, but, thanks to the experience we acquired in Bolgheri with our Solosole (Vermentino Bolgheri DOC), we have clear ideas about the product we aim to achieve”.
“Lugana - adds Marilisa Allegrini - is very interesting, and yields wines with depth, intensity, aromatic complexity, and even longevity. This is the type of wine, even with regard to whites, that we identify with. We export 85% of our production, so our goal is not to produce a young, easy-drinking wine. We want it to be physiologically similar to the reds we produce (Amarone, Brunello di Montalcino and Bolgheri). Our ambition, therefore, is to produce an important white with considerable longevity. With this investment we will be handing our children a big responsibility, because they will be involved in operational and strategic decisions right from the start”.


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