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1997 Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta

  • 99 WA
  • 95 WS
  • Variety
    Corvina Blend

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SKU: 42962-1997-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Dark color. Superpowerful aromas of dark chocolate, blackberry jam and spices from cloves to cinnamon. Full-bodied, with ultravelvety tannins. This juicy and superfruity, with beautiful balance and length. Youthful and beautiful. Classy wine.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best after 2010. 660 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    The outrageous 1997 Amarone (17.5% alcohol) was aged 28 months in 100% new French oak. An inky/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of blueberry liqueur intermixed with truffle, graphite, camphor, and vanilla scents. This remarkable offering is immensely full-bodied and super-concentrated, with great purity, symmetry, and length. It is the stuff of legends! How long will it last? Who knows? Certainly this wine is capable of evolving for 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Recognized as the undisputed leader of the new wave in Verona's winemaking, Romano Dal Forno only established his estate in the 1980s. The winery is located outside the so-called Zona Classica for Valpolicella, at Illasi. From 8 hectares of vineyard Dal Forno gets the best out of the Corvina and Rondinella varieties with small yields and rigorous selection during the harvesting.

    The house speciality is Amarone, but Dal Forno makes Valpolicella with the same care as well. Fermentation and maceration are designed to extract maximum varietal character from the grapes. Dal Forno has adopted the use of barriques and has been working on ways to ferment the sugars completely out in wood, as if the wine were white. This style of vinification gives the oak a decisive role in the ageing process, without letting it dominate completely. Romano is also experimenting with an ultra-traditional red Recioto and a tiny parcel of fabulous white "passito" wine.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 181 bottles owned
    • 37 collectors