Palazzo della Torre

Palazzo della Torre

N 45° 32’ 20”; E 10° 52’ 32”

  • Area: Fumane, Verona
  • Altitude: 240 m (787 ft) a.s.l.
  • Density: 4500 vines/ha (1822 vines/ac)
  • Exposure: East/South-East
  • Soil: Varied, but mostly clayey and chalky
  • Planting date: 1962

Located in the foothills in the town of Fumane, it takes its name from the adjacent Villa Della Torre, an important and elegant testament to the culture and architecture of the Italian Renaissance. It covers a total surface area of 26 hectares and is located at an average altitude of 240 m a.s.l. Facing east, it enjoys favourable exposure to the morning sun. The cultivated varieties are Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese.


In 1960, Giovanni Allegrini reclaimed this land after years of neglect and decided to cultivate it as a vineyard, thereby rekindling the ancient tradition of the Villa. Sensing the need to give each company vineyard its own identity, starting from 1978 the grapes were used for the production of Palazzo della Torre, thus reviving one of the Valpolicella’s most important crus. In 1990, Franco Allegrini decided to adopt an innovative technique in Valpolicella for the production of this wine, that of ‘double fermentation’.

The dry-stone walls

A large part of the area is terraced and supported by dry-stone walls, called marogne in local dialect. They are a splendid example of the Valpolicella’s rural architecture and have been awarded Intangible Heritage status by UNESCO. The substrate consists mainly of marly limestone that fosters considerable sugar accumulation while maintaining a good level of acidity.


After Palazzo della Torre was relaunched using the ‘double fermentation’ method, it became one of the best loved and most highly appreciated Italian red wines. Listed 6 times in the Wine Spectator’s Top 100, it is one of the wines that has made Allegrini famous all over the world.

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