Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2009, Veneto, Italy
PRESS: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 94 points.
"The 2007 Valpolicella Superiore from the celebrated Monte Lodoletta vineyard is rock-tight with a midnight black appearance and aromas that emerge with fierce determination. The fascinating aromatic medley includes dark spice, prune, Spanish cedar, tar, black licorice, balsam herb and blackberry tart. The mouthfeel is plush and rich with super-tight tannins that grip nervously to the finish. It has only started its bottle evolution and requires more time to soften and develop."
Producer: Dal Forno Romano
Country Hierarchy: Veneto, Italy
Grape/Blend: Valpolicella Blend (70% Corvina and Corvina grossa, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta)
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison
Wine Style: Red - Rich and Intense
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
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.