2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Monte Lodoletta, Dal Forno Romano, Veneto

Critic score
99/100
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Bottle
In stock
£207.80
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£1,246.80

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Italy
  • Grape
    55% Corvina Nera
    20% Croatina
    15% Rondinella
    10% Oseleta
  • Maturity
    Young 2019 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOC - Denominazione di Origine Controllata
2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Monte Lodoletta, Dal Forno Romano, Veneto

TASTING NOTES

The blend for this wine, whose fruit is dried for three months, is 55 per cent Corvina, 15 per cent Rondinella, 20 per cent Croatina and 10 per cent Oseleta; all the vines are at least 10 years old. A black wine, and a velvet nosebox: pressed black fruits, seeping with fruit essences; smoke and cinders; herbal complexities; teasing floral notes, too, to lighten the tone a little. The alcohol level on the label might lead you to expect a gobstopper – so you’ll be taken aback by the fine-milled elegance of this wine, by its disposition and organization, by its fleet-footed elegance and freshness, even though its concentration, power and textural presence make it a wine of absolute authority. There isn’t a trace of superfluous fat in the mid-palate – though it’s tongue-coating, head-turning, inspiring: a gathering of sumptuous fruited energies. “It’s very difficult to for my father to feel happy about any of his wines; he’s very critical,” said Michele. “But with this vintage, he didn’t have anything to say.

Andrew Jefford, Decanter (June 2017)
99/100

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