2011 Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella Monte Lodoletta [Future Arrival]

$282.00

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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2011
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Producer Dal Forno Romano
Region Veneto
Appellation
Color Red
Country Italy

Additional Information

Weight 3.50 lbs

Description

Amarone differs from Valpolicella for two simple reasons. The first concerns the duration of the drying process, which in the case of Amarone can be prolonged to three months instead of one and a half months. The second instead refers to the age of the vines.

Our company’s philosophy considers that, in order to produce Amarone, only the grapes that are harvested from vines which are older than ten years can be used. The younger vines are therefore only used in the production of Valpolicella.
Not with standing these two differences and other small variations with regards to the percentage of the different grapes used, it can be said that these two wines are almost identical, in the sense that the underlying process of their production and aging are exactly the same. In saying this, Amarone can be distinguished from its smaller brother by its strength and elegance.

Undoubtedly the complexity of this wine is superior in respect to that of Valpolicella and has its place in the category of wines that are usually defined as “meditation wines”. Subtle aromatic hints, that range from black cherry, blueberry to chocolate, anticipate the opulent expression of mature fruit that flows into the mouth with inadvertent persistence. Nuances of truffle, tobacco and new leather wrap around the finish. It is a wine with undiscovered potential, but whose depth leaves one hoping that it has a very long development ahead of it.

-Romano dal Forno website

Pro Reviews

Wine Advocate (WA)

WA96

The 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Monte Lodoletta is another extreme wine from Romano Dal Forno and his family. It is almost impossible to wrap your head around the intensity and richness that is so expertly delivered by this monumental wine. The bouquet is sweet and heavy with luscious tones of black fruit, prune, dried rose bud, cherry liqueur, spice and tarry asphalt. The wine oozes forth with impactful thickness and generosity. Rather than a companion to a meal, this wine is a meal in itself. It goes over and beyond traditional Amarone. This was a hot vintage, but the brunt of the heat came towards the middle/end of the growing season, followed by cooler temperatures at harvest. -Monica Larner

Wine Cellarage (WC)

WC95

Very dark fruits on the nose with hints of bark and dried flowers. Full body, soft and silky tannins with a chewy finish. Loads of dark chocolate and berry. Flavorful and balanced. Drink now.

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