Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2008

$99.00

SKU 1650

750ml

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Valpolicella Superiore is the result of the same strict criteria adopted to produce Amarone. Since the 2002 vintage, the grapes that become Valpolicella have been undergoing a drying process that lasts approximately one and a half months. The result is 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
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Valpolicella
Brand Dal Forno Romano
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Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Valpolicella Superiore hails from the famed Monte Lodoletta cru and immediately struts its stuff: It opens to huge intensity, an inky appearance and tight tannic astringency. Great care is taken to transform each berry of fruit into this dense, syrupy wine that is redolent of bitter chocolate, dried fruit, blackberry preserves, baking spice and toasted herbs. The oak tannins dry every last drop of moisture from your mouth. The blend is 70% Covina and Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta and 5% Croatina aged 36 months in barrique. This wine has a long, long way to go. Don't even think of popping the cork for five years or more. Drink 2018-2035.

Monica Larner, October 30, 2013
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Wine SpectatorReminiscent of a walk through a forest on a crisp fall day, this offers aromatic notes of underbrush, fresh earth and wood smoke, with rich fig cake, dried currant, mocha and baking spice flavors. The burly tannins are firm on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2023. 834 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, February 28, 2015