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- Country: Italy
- Region: Veneto
- Subregion/Appellation: Valpolicella
Dal Forno produces some of the most extraordinary Valpolicella Superiores of the Veneto. In fact, they are much like buying an Amarone--at half the price! Dal Forno produces the wine according to the same exacting standards as the Amarone, but the vines are younger (less than ten years of age) and the drying time is shorter (one month for the Valpolicella versus three months for the Amarone). The result is simply spectacular—a full-bodied wine whose ineffable combination of raisiny fruit, streaks of tar and acidity, pine-floor aromatics and pipe tobacco. It’s hard to say which is more enchanting, this Valpolicella’s hedonistic texture, its impeccable balance or its ever-changing symphony of flavor notes. Fortunately you don’t have to choose; you just have to sip and sigh happily.