2014 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2014 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella
  • Best
    seller
  • JS 95
  • W&S 95

Reg: $114.94

$99.94

In Stock: 11 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

Reg: $114.94

$99.94

In Stock: 11 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

Shipping info Wine Storage

JS 95
jamessuckling.com, July 2020
A beautiful, polished red with dried-berry, plum, floral and cedar aromas. Full body and a flavorful finish. Extremely refined and polished, more so than many past vintages. Already gorgeous, but needs a year or two to...   A beautiful, polished red with dried-berry, plum, floral and cedar aromas. Full body and a flavorful finish. Extremely refined and polished, more so than many past vintages. Already gorgeous, but needs a year or two to come together. Better after 2022.  
W&S 95
Wine & Spirits, February 2021
The 2014 growing season in Valpolicella was plagued by hail in June and copious rain through mid-October, leaving the grape skins fragile and, in the estimation of Romano Dal Forno, not suitable for making Amarone...   The 2014 growing season in Valpolicella was plagued by hail in June and copious rain through mid-October, leaving the grape skins fragile and, in the estimation of Romano Dal Forno, not suitable for making Amarone. Instead, he used all of the fruit he and his team could salvage to make this wine, selecting only the best bunches and drying them for 45 days. After fermentation, the wine rested in new oak barrels for two years and another three in bottle, developing a rich complexity that reads more like an Amarone than a typical Valpolicella. It unfolds with flavors of warmed cherry and dried plum layered with notes of espresso, dark chocolate and a savory hint of amaro. There’s a tart tinge to the fruit that enhances the wine’s drinkability and brightens those rich oak-derived flavors. Even with all of the estate’s fruit going into this Valpolicella, Dal Forno made only 27,000 bottles, 30 percent less than normal.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-region Valpolicella
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Label

All grapes that go into the making of Dal Forno Valpolicella are subjected to a light but advantageous drying process which lasts around one and a half months. This process allows the wine to achieve an optimal balance between organoleptic concentration and olfactory freshness.

The wine offers hints of blueberry, blackberry, cherry and chocolate which emerge gradually as the wine breathes. The potent tannins, which give structure to this product, are in perfect symbiosis with the velvety aromas of sweet spices and jam which envelop the palate and excite the senses.

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.