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Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2012
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James Suckling 94
"A very rich and spicy nose of kirsch, sweet morello cherries, spice box, hazlenuts and vanilla beans with dried dark cherry cake and lots of cedar, too. Full body, sweet fruit, vibrant acidity, ripe and round tannins and a fruit-forward finish. Always excellent. Drink now."

Wine Spectator 92
Richly aromatic, this elegant, full-bodied version offers accents of fennel seed and espresso, showing a pleasant, stemmy herbal quality to the flavors of baked black cherry, ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #28260
Shelf at store:48a
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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James Suckling 94
"A very rich and spicy nose of kirsch, sweet morello cherries, spice box, hazlenuts and vanilla beans with dried dark cherry cake and lots of cedar, too. Full body, sweet fruit, vibrant acidity, ripe and round tannins and a fruit-forward finish. Always excellent. Drink now."

Wine Spectator 92
Richly aromatic, this elegant, full-bodied version offers accents of fennel seed and espresso, showing a pleasant, stemmy herbal quality to the flavors of baked black cherry, fig cake and black tea leaf. Plush tannins firm the lasting finish. Drink now through 2029. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. Alison Napjus, October 15, 2019

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 ensure 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.

VINIFICATION From September 15th to October 30th, the finest bunches of grapes are selected, after which a meticulous manual control is carried out to eliminate all grapes that do not meet the standards required. The selected grapes are then placed in a plastic plateaux and are then left to rest for 45 days in large open rooms, where an innovative ventilation system helps maintain an elevated and thorough air flow.

FERMENTATION Fermentation takes place in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of around 28°C. The tanks are equipped with a sophisticated computerized system which allows for automated punching for a period of around 15 days, including the final maceration which takes two days.

AGING After the racking process, the Valpolicella rests for a few days in stainless steel tanks which, thanks to their particular shape, allows for easy decantation and, subsequently, is placed in new barrels to mature for 24 months.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION Appellation: Valpolicella Superiore DOC Cultivation: Sustainable Size: 26 hectares (64.22 acres) Elevation: 50-250 meters (251-820 feet) Exposure: South Soil: Originate from alluvial plains, composed of 70% gravel, 15% silt, and 15% clay. Density: 12,800 vines/hectare (5,182 vines/acre) Training: Guyot Varietal Composition: 70% Corvina and Corvina grossa, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, and 5% Oseleta Alcohol: 14.5% TA: 6.4 g/L RS: 0.6 g/L pH: 3.78

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Dal Forno RomanoThe 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 ensure 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.

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