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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Dal Forno Romano Passito Vigna Sere  (375ML half-bottle) 2003
Dal Forno Romano Passito Vigna Sere (375ML half-bottle) 2003
(search item no. 108792)
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Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $319.00

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.
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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.