Dal Forno’s Valpolicella Superiore is an Amarone in all but name, made entirely from appassimento berries – grapes dried for 20-25 days. The 2015 vintage was exceptional for Valpolicella, as in much of Northern Italy, bringing incredible levels of concentration to the wine. The wine has a deep crimson, rim-staining colour. The nose is rich, full of high-toned aromatics, neroli floral scents, dried cherry, raisins and sweeter vanilla tones. The palate is impressively structured, the oak tannins melding with the rich red cherry fruit, bringing great depth to the palate. There is a great balance of flavours beyond the sweet, dried fruit, with savoury fresh tobacco and sweeter almond pastry notes. Despite the immense concentration, there is plenty of acidity keeping the palate vibrant. With such richness and structure this will give a good 10-15 years’ drinking pleasure.
FINE+RARE (May 2022) Drink 2024-2038
|6x75cl||-||77 Immediate | 0 Marketplace||£400.00|
|Bts||-||3 Immediate | 0 Marketplace||£70.00|