Dal Forno Romano - Valpolicella Superiore DOP " Monte Lodoletta" 2012
Dal Forno Romano - Valpolicella Superiore DOP " Monte Lodoletta" 2012 (92+ TSW)
Another wine of our virtual tasting in the highlights.
The godfathers of the Amarone are without a doubt Quintarelli and the legendary Romano Dal Forno and belong to the absolute top among the Valpolicella and Amarone wines.
At Dal Frono wine is made in an almost manic way, where it is only about quality and not quantity. Romano knows not only every vine of his vineyard, but even every bunch. At the Fattoria, all bunches of grapes are checked one by one and only the best grapes are selected for their wines.
The Valpocicella Classico Superiore from Romano Dal Forno comes from a vineyard located on a terroir of 70% gravel, 15% silt and 15% clay.
The wine is a blend of the typical grape varieties 70% Corvina grossa, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina 5% Oseleta. The pressing takes place in the first days of November after the grapes have been manually checked. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks under a controlled temperature of 28 ° C, whereby the content automatically continues to move, this takes 15 days, with the last 2 days being used for the final maceration.
The Valpolicella rests for a number of days, after which it is decanted and ripens for 36 months in new barrels. After mass filtration, the wine is bottled and stored for another 24 months.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a deep dark inky color with garnet hues on the rim.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of chocolate, tobacco, raspberry and smoke - quite perfumed and the longer it was in the glass, the better it seemed.
Quite powerful palate, with intensity and fruit weight balanced against fairly bold tannins. Very good length. Extremely good anyway. +10 years. Still a baby.