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2006 Dal Forno - Valpolicella Superiore (Vigneto di Monte Ladoletta)

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    • Variety
      Corvina Blend
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    SKU: 60261-2006-750-1A
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    • Self | Rating: 92

      Opened and drank over 3 hours. Dark plum color at the center; bright ruby red at the edge. On the nose, lots of red and black fruit and lots of spicy and vanilla oak. Tons of fruit and acid on the palate; a juicy wine with an extended finish. Opened this bottle by mistake, probably 3-5 years too early. Wish I had more bottles, as I would wait a few more years for the oak to mellow and hopefully be less dominate. But with all the fruit, there is a lot to like in this wine. A few more years may provide a more seemless and integrated wine.
      Drink Dates: 2016-2020
      Author: Todd W59
    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

    • 83 bottles owned
    • 28 collectors
    • Average collector rating: 92
      (Out of 28 collectors)