Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2009

$99.00

SKU 1651

750ml

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Valpolicella, as we conceive it to be, is a wine which can be defined from a multitude of related wines by the particular methodology we use to produce it. In fact, we faithfully follow the same qualitative and procedural criteria that we use for Amarone. It is enough to just think that, since the 2002 vintage, all grapes that go into the making of 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. As a result of said procedure an intense aromatic wine is produced out of the norm of the category in which it historically finds itself placed. Valpolicella 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. It is suffice to say that time can do nothing other than benefit a wine so extremely fresh and fruity.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Valpolicella
Brand Dal Forno Romano
  • v95

VinousThe 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella is one of the most sexy, open-knit young Dal Forno Amarones I can remember tasting. An enticing mélange of mocha, black cherry, bittersweet chocolate and leather captivates the senses. Incredibly open today, the 2009 can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring or aged for twenty years, perhaps beyond. Although the 2009 doesn't quite reach the heights of the truly epic vintages here, it comes very close and will provide considerable pleasure sooner than many of those wines. I don't think I have ever tasted a young Dal Forno Amarone with this much allure.

  • wa94+

Wine AdvocateBuilt like a tank, the 2009 Valpolicella Superiore Monte Lodoletta is a masterful achievement. This wine shows so beautifully, especially in a warm but balanced vintage like 2009. The fruit is expressive and articulate with deep layers of blackberry preserves, dried cherry, dark chocolate, espresso bean, mesquite smoke and soy sauce. The mouthfeel is super rich and concentrated as the Dal Forno signature style would dictate. The tannic bite is still strong and this wine needs a few more years to stretch out its muscular build. I'd suggest drinking it after 2018.

Monica Larner, December 29, 2014
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorA dense, savory red, with rich, smoky minerality underscoring the flavors of cherry compote, graphite, herbed black olive and star anise. The supple tannins form a firm, well-knit frame. Spicy and chewy on the lasting finish. Best from 2017 through 2029. 3,500 cases made.

Alison Napjus, September 29, 2015