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Romano Dal Forno Valpolicella Superiore [En Primeur Due March 2022] 2015

14% abv

“Such a profound nose of fresh and dried fruit with blackcurrants, dates and prunes, together with lighter notes of mild spice and pomegranate seeds. The fresher elements provide the drive on the full palate and, together with very fine, bright, fine-grained tannins, give a long, chewy yet fresh and pruney finish. Hugely concentrated, but the balance and poise is impeccable. There’s no denying the classic quality of this. Delicious to taste now, but this needs a few years to integrate. Try from 2025.”
96 Points – James Suckling

£400.00  Per Case 6 x 75cl (6 x £66.67)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 3 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

Dal Forno Romano was established in the 1980s, the winery has rapidly established itself as one of the regions finest. Romano’s family had long owned vines in Valpolicella, in Illasi, but he did not have any direct winegrowing experience. Mentored by the great Giuseppe Quintarelli, he had to learn everything as he went along. His drive and singular vision led him to build a state-of-the-art winery, create his own vacuum pressure tanks, invent his own fan dehydration system, develop new pump-extraction technology and design bespoke automated tank-cleaning systems. Dal Forno Romano’s history is so far a relatively short one, but one that is immensely energetic and compelling.
Dal Forno Romano’s vineyards are primarily made up of Corvina, with some smaller amounts of Rondinella, Croatina and Oseleta. High density planting, up to 12,800 plants per hectare, in an effort to keep yields low and concentration high. Grapes are sorted once before drying and once again after, with apassimento taking around a month for the Valpolicella and three months for the Amarone. After pressing and fermentation, Romano’s tailored piston system punches the fruit down to maximise extraction as gently as possible. The wines are then kept at vacuum pressure from fermentation to barrel aging, and from blending to bottling, all to limit oxidisation of the wines and preserve their quality. Both wines are aged in new oak barriques for two years and bottle aged for four.
What results from this diligence and ingenuity are wines that are at once classic in style and atypical in production, and undoubtedly some of the finest and most rewarding Valpolicella wines in the region.

Reference #:
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Corvina, Croatina, Oseleta, Rondinella

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