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Romano dal Forno, Amarone 2010


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In the pantheon of Italian wine, Romano dal Forno occupies the very top tier along with the likes of Sassicaia, Mascarello, Conterno and Quintarelli. But Dal forno Romano is just a baby in comparison, having been founded in 1983 by Romano and Loretta Dal'Forno. 

Amarone is truly a meditation wine. Made from dried grapes, alcohol ranges from 15-18% depending on the vintage and producer. Romano's wines are very big, generally between 16.5-18% and having seen 3 years in new oak barrels and then 2 years in bottle before release. Their attention to detail is unparalleled with a state of the art grape-drying facility aided by modern ventilation techniques. Grapes are checked for quality both before and after drying, allowing only the very best grapes into the mix.

Antonio Galloni gives this 92/100:

Moderately saturated ruby-red. Dark plums, botanical herbs, and sweet pipe tobacco on the perfumed nose. Then ripe, dense and suave, with nicely focused dark plum and spicy flavors. The finish is very long, refine and pure. This is slightly lighter in style than usual for a Dal Forno Amarone, but is very much in the style of the 2010 vintage; I love this wine’s balance and lighter-bodied than usual personality. A blend of 55% Corvina, 15% Rondinella, 15% Croatina, 10% Oseleta, and 5% Corvinone, the Croatina adds flesh and sweetness to the final blend, while the Oseleta and Corvinone provide backbone. Romano Dal Forno told me he was both surprised and very happy with this wine, as initially he didn’t think he’d be able to make Amarone at all in the difficult 2010 vintage. In ultimate analysis, this is a lovely wine that offers relatively early appeal for a Dal Forno Amarone.

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