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2004 Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta


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SKU: 42962-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Good fully saturated inky-ruby. Wild, dark aromas of black fruits, roasted coffee bean, minerals and spices. Very rich, dense and creamy, but with excellent energy giving shape and grip to the intense raspberry, cocoa, ginger, underbrush, coffee and smoked meat flavors. A step up in concentration from every other Amarone of the vintage, but with no loss of clarity or precision in spite of its massive size. Finishes with big, fine tannins and superb palate-staining persistence. This huge wine will smother your taste buds in layers and layers of velvety creamy fruit. Although his wines are now cult objects among international collectors, Romano Dal Forno remains easy to talk to and willing to answer questions from wine lovers, something that cannot be said for all of the world's winemaking stars.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: March/April 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Offers an amazing brilliant color of dark ruby red that's almost black. The nose shows subtle tar, black chocolate and crushed raspberry, and this is full and opulent on the palate, with fabulously polished tannins and a long, long finish.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating:

    This wine exceeded any expectation I had. This is a very sophisticated wine in dire need of food and specifically a fatty piece of meat. Would also be a great pairing with hard cheeses. Black fruit dominates with a dense minerality at the core of the wine. Powerful tannins that soften a bit in the glass but has the balance that proves this wine will last another 10 years easily. Long finish. Could use some decanting. Stunning wine.
    Author: Catherine S150
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

  • 48 bottles owned
  • 21 collectors