Dal Forno Romano Passito Vigna Sere (375ML half-bottle) 2003

Dessert from Veneto, Italy

$319.00
Item No. 108792
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS94
  • RP92

Winemaker's Notes

A new passito wine from Dal Forno. Dal Forno Vigna Sere' is produced only in the best years after a scrupulous selection of corvina, corvinone, croatina, oseleta and rondinella grapes cultivated on Monte Sere' and withered according to an old tradition. Has an enticing nose, with prune, tar, espresso and dried nuts. Full– to medium-bodied, with good supportive tannins that turn chewy on the finish and lots of dark chocolate and mocha that linger at the end. This will be worth the wait. Superintense and layered. Like a baby Vintage Port. Vino da meditazione to be enjoyed after a meal.

Critical Acclaim

"Has an enticing nose, with prune, tar, espresso and dried nuts. Full- to medium-bodied, with good supportive tannins that turn chewy on the finish and lots of dark chocolate and mocha that linger at the end. This will be worth the wait. Super intense and layered. Like a baby vintage Port. A new passito wine from Dal Forno. Best after 2009."
94 Points

"The 2003 Vigna Sere is not a new wine from Dal Forno, rather it is the former Recioto which, in this vintage, the local DOCG tasting commission rejected in its infinite wisdom. The wine possesses incredible richness and density with plenty of super-ripe dark fruit, plums, chocolate and roasted coffee beans. This opulent, generous sweet wine shows excellent balance, even if the tannins dry out somewhat on the finish, something that is unfortunately quite common in wines of this vintage. This is an especially structured dessert wine that needs to be paired with rich cheeses or chocolate-based desserts to offer its greatest pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018."
92 Points

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This family winery is located in Val d"Illasi where the Dal Forno have owned prime vineyards for fourth generation. Luigi DalForno was well known for the quality of his wines and his grandson Romano has carried on the traditions since 1983, when he took over the running of the Estate. In 1990 a new winery was built, it uses modern technologies while maintaining the traditions of...

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(vey-NEH-toe) Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made...

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