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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella 2004
Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella 2004
(search item no. 108709)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $439.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Corvina (60%), with Rondinella (20%), Oseleta (10%) and Croatina (10%).

Deep ruby-red color, ripe, intense port-like aromas of hazelnut, raisin, and blackberry; very sweet, rich and soft on the palate; warm textured , persistent balsamic sensations. Floral notes add flavor, finishes very long.

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About Dal Forno Romano:

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 these famous wines.

The great richness of Dal Forno's wines is derived from the extremely low yields of this artisan’s 12.5-hectare estate outside the Classico zone. His dense, creamy Valpolicella is among the best of the Veneto, and his 'Nettare' is part of the comeback of garganega, the grape behind Soave that we find here formally dressed as a white passito dessert wine.