2004 Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2011
The 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella is one of the most monumental young wines I have ever tasted. This is an especially silky elegant Amarone from Dal Forno that avoids the heaviness of some previous vintages. Blackberry... The 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella is one of the most monumental young wines I have ever tasted. This is an especially silky elegant Amarone from Dal Forno that avoids the heaviness of some previous vintages. Blackberry jam crushed rocks minerals violets new leather and bittersweet chocolate are some of the nuances that emerge over time. This is every bit as majestic as it was every time I tasted it from barrel over the last few years. The silky exceptionally polished tannins make the 2004 approachable today but the wine will be even better in a few years. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. -- Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-region Amarone della Valpolicella
Vintage 2004

Label

Subtle aromatic hints, that range from black cherry, blueberry to chocolate, anticipate the opulent expression of mature fruit that flows into the mouth with inadvertent persistence. Nuances of truffle, tobacco and new leather wrap around the finish.

60% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta, 10% Croatina fermented in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of around 28°, which are equipped with a sophisticated computerised system which allows for automated punching for a period of around 15 days, including the final maceration which takes two days.

After decantation in the middle of January, the Amarone, which still contains some residual sugars, is placed into new barriques, where it begins a slow fermentation process which will last for a further 18 months. The total amount of time that it remains in the barriques is 36 months.

The final phase of the production process, which takes place once assembly of the barriques has finished and mass filtration has been obtained. The wine is bottled and left to age for a further 24 months before the final product is ready for sale.

Winery

Dal Forno Romano

Dal Forno is principally known for its famous Amarone della Valpolicella. Established in 1983, the winery is situated in the Valley of Illasi, a valley to the east of Verona. Construction of the winery, along with the restoration of the house that serves as the business headquarters, began in 1990. The style is that of a 19th century country manor house which Valpolicella is nationally recognized for.

Romano Dal Forno produces three wines: the Amarone, a Valpolicella Superiore, and a sweet wine from dried grapes, Vigna Sere, all showing characteristic of the area in which the winery is situated, distinguishing itself in its constant and total quest for absolute quality.

The Dal Forno vineyard is planted with Corvina, Rondinella, Croatina and Oseleta grape varieties on gravel, silt and clay soil.