DAL FORNO ROMANO Valpolicella Superiore 'Vigneto Monte Lodoletta' 2009


2015 TOP 100 WINES | Rank #11


The 2009 growing season was a bit of a challenge for winemakers in the region, but you would never know when tasting this simply stunning wine from Romano Dal Forno. It displays a wonderful dark, opaque, almost black color, followed by complex aromas, consisting of sweet dark cherries and ripe black berries, exotic spices, dark chocolate, leather, dusty minerals, violets, cherry-tobacco and even a touch of raisin come through with air. The full body is dense and layered, but remains beautifully balanced and structured. This shows a remarkable balance of power and finesse as it continues to deliver loads of sweet dark fruits and exotic spices all the way through the long, persistent finish. Today, this is already such a compelling wine and does become accessible given extended air contact. However, there is no doubt it will certainly benefit even further if allowed from some time to evolve. Composed of 70% Corvina and Corvina grossa, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta. (Best 2019-2035) - October, 2015 (JD)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: October, 2015
  • Producer:  Dal Forno Romano
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Drinking Window: 2019-2035
  • Estimated Value: $130
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Veneto
  • Appellation: Valpolicella Superiore
  • Importer: Folio Fine Wines

DAL FORNO ROMANO Valpolicella Superiore

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