2004 Dal Forno Romano Passito Vigna Sere
Proprietary Blend - 375ML
2004 Dal Forno Romano Passito Vigna Sere
  • WA 99
  • DC 98
  • WE 94

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$194.94

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Reg: $224.94

$194.94

This product is
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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2017
The 2004 Passito Rosso Vino Dolce Vigna Seré (500-mililiter) is a masterpiece that is impossible to repeat. In fact, the wine has not been produced since 2004. Even if a vintage as good as this did come along, we'd need...   The 2004 Passito Rosso Vino Dolce Vigna Seré (500-mililiter) is a masterpiece that is impossible to repeat. In fact, the wine has not been produced since 2004. Even if a vintage as good as this did come along, we'd need to wait another 13 years before we could enjoy this level of maturity and evolution. Formally a Recioto della Valpolicella, this sweet red wine is made with air-dried fruit as local tradition dictates. Luckily no botrytis set in that year, because that would have eroded the wine's deep and luscious color saturation. The bouquet delivers a generous flow of dark spice, bitter chocolate, espresso, raisin, plum, barbecue spice and teriyaki smoke. The concentration and layering of the wine are both rare and distinctive. The mouthfeel sees sweet flavors with a syrupy mouthfeel. The finish offers hints of caramelized brown sugar and savory hickory. The aging window is impossible to predict, but the wine is surely built to last. I can think of no other wine that comes close to matching this unique style. - Monica Larner  
DC 98
Decanter, March 2018
A Recioto in all but name, as Dal Forno withdrew from the appellation after the 2003 was rejected by the Consorzio for its atypical astringency. This is a profound sweet red wine that will probably live forever. The...   A Recioto in all but name, as Dal Forno withdrew from the appellation after the 2003 was rejected by the Consorzio for its atypical astringency. This is a profound sweet red wine that will probably live forever. The superb floral nose features violet lift, with a macerated cherry character in the mouth which heralds plum, crushed berries and sweet spice. This is so well balanced it's almost savoury in nature, the clean line of acidity sweeping away all before it. There's some creaminess on the finish, reminding you of its startling youth.  
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, December 2012
Cellar Selection. Labeled as “air-dried sweet red wine” instead of its traditional name “Recioto,” this is indeed a powerful and generous wine. It boasts huge density and superintense aromas of blackberry, oak spice and...   Cellar Selection. Labeled as “air-dried sweet red wine” instead of its traditional name “Recioto,” this is indeed a powerful and generous wine. It boasts huge density and superintense aromas of blackberry, oak spice and tobacco. Keep it for your cellar.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Vintage 2004
Size 375ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

Passito Vigna Serre represents the jewel in the crown of Dal Forno’s winery. Produced in very limited amounts and on very rare occasions, Vigna Sere possesses immense opulence and density, with preeminent hints of plum, black cherry, raspberry, chocolate and coffee. A good level of sharpness supports the sweet, refined tannins.

55% Corvina, 15% Rondinella, 20% Croatina, 10% Oseleta. The grapes used in the production of Vigna Serè come from vines which have a minimum age of ten years. It is important to point out that this wine is not produced every year but only when optimal climatic conditions ensure for a truly exceptional yield.

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.