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2012 Dal Forno Amarone Della ValpolicellaBlend from Italy

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"The 2012 vintage featured excellent weather conditions that persisted throughout the summertime, with high peaks of temperature but good rainfalls, allowing a consistent matu...

  • 97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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97

"A decadent nose of treacle tart, chocolate, tar, tons of black fruit such as blackberries and mulberries and even ash and licorice. A dense, layered mouthfeel makes for a full-bodied palate that's explosive yet somehow so refined and pretty all at the same time. The finish goes on and on. Incredible now, but better to wait for this giant to settle well into 2020."

Product Description:

"The 2012 vintage featured excellent weather conditions that persisted throughout the summertime, with high peaks of temperature but good rainfalls, allowing a consistent maturation of grapes. The result is a wine with a full body and a perfect balance.

The Dal Forno family has been making wine since 1983. Located in Val D’Illasi, the estate consists of 65 acres of vines planted to traditional indigenous varieties of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta and Croatina. The estate vineyards and farm are located where the slopes begin to rise toward the mountains and sit 1,000 feet above sea level. The loose, alluvial soils, meticulous pruning and scrupulous viticultural techniques ensur e remarkable-quality grapes. The Dal Fornos use traditional methods to grow the finest fruit, and then employ modern techniques to produce the best wines—classic in expression and modern in purity. Dal Forno Romano is well-known for a number of superior wines that range from the region’s famous Valpolicella and Amarone to unique bottlings such as Vigne Seré, a passito dessert-style wine." -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 105874
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-Region Amarone
Ratings

97 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 17.0%
Varietal(s) Corvina, Rondinella, Croatina, Oseleta
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry, plum, earthy, cherry, strawberry and fruity
Nose chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry, plum, earthy, cherry, strawberry and fruity