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1997 Romano Dal Forno Amarone della Valpolicella Vigneto Monte Lodoletta

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RATINGS

3 BicchieriGambero Rosso

...a landmark vintage...Romano skilfully takes control of all this texture, combining it to perfection with new wood. The finesse of the nose is a heady whirl of ever-changing sensations, including liquorice, morello cherry and leather...

99Robert M. Parker Jr.

This remarkable offering is immensely full-bodied and super-concentrated, with great purity, symmetry, and length. It is the stuff of legends!

95Wine Spectator

Black as pitch and what a beautiful nose. Loads of crushed berries, spice, tarry mineral and espresso. Full-bodied, with fine, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Surprisingly reserved, even hollow on the palate. Needs time to develop...

REGION

Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, usually called simply Amarone, was awarded its prestigious DOCG appellation status in 2009. Though lush, high alcohol content red wines have been made in the Veneto since the ancient Greeks settled there, the popularity of Amarone over the last few decades has resulted in international demand for the wine. Amarone is typically made from 45% to 95% Corvina, blended with Rondinella and other indigenous grapes. The blend is essentially the same as for Valpolicella, but Amarone is made from dried grapes, which gives it a rich, viscous quality and an alcohol content between 14% and 20%. Though Amarone is a dry wine, there is a sweet version called Recioto della Valpolicella. The recioto style wines are included in the DOCG, and the word “ripasso” on label usually indicates the sweeter style.