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1999 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore Vigneto di Monte Ladoletta


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SKU: 60261-1999-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Fantastic nose, with ripe, earthy fruit and loads of smoke and grilled meat. Full-bodied, with rich fruit and violets on the palate, soft, velvety tannins and a long, long fruit and mineral finish. Very polished, with a subtle use of new French oak barrels. 1,590 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Romano Dal Forno's Valpolicella bottling regularly shows an intensity, muscularity, and length which most Amarone cannot match, and the 1999 Valpolicella Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta, though not at the enviable level which this wine reaches in warmer, less rainy vintages, is still pretty impressive stuff. Potent and penetrating in aroma, with ample and ripe notes of plums, blackberries, and black cherries, it is a strapping, deep, and sustained wine which needs to shed a bit of its youthful exuberance and untamed force. When it does, the score could well seem unnecessarily prudent.
    Author: Daniel Thomases
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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

    • 127 bottles owned
    • 32 collectors