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Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2011

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Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2011
$110.00
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$88.00

SKU 56238

750ml

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An intense and aromatic wine that boasts a higher class than the one where tradition and territory have been placing it. To the palate it presents hints of vanilla, blueberry, blackberry, cherry, chocolate, sweet spices and confiture. This wine is suited to accompany and enhance rich dishes featuring red meat, grilled and braised meats as well as seasoned and strong flavored cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella
Brand Dal Forno Romano
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Valpolicella Superiore Monte Lodoletta is a darkly concentrated but carefully balanced expression that only the most expert vintner can pull off with success. Consider that the dry extract is a massive 48 grams per liter. In fact, there is some minor precipitation of color matter even at this relatively young age. This wine was aged in new oak for two years (instead of the standard three years) with four years bottle (instead of three). That extra year in glass served to help the wine integrate and to reduce micro-oxygenation. The bouquet is bright and fragrant with floral notes of rose and violet that are rare to find in Valpolicella. There are faint tertiary notes as well that add to the complexity. You will find cured leather and savory spice. The finish offers enough acidity to refresh the palate, following that considerable density and thickness.

Monica Larner, May 31, 2017
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Wine SpectatorMulled cherry, spice box, dried rose and leather flavors are an aromatic entry to this rich and grippy Valpolicella. Full-bodied yet silky on the palate, with a long, saturated finish of fruit, tarry smoke and balsamic notes. Drink now through 2028. 500 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, February 28, 2018