“Monte Lodoletta” Valpolicella Superiore DOC 2011 · MAGNUM in OWC

    Romano Dal Forno | Veneto
    Az. Agr. Dal Forno Romano | Località Lodoletta 1 | IT 37031 Cellore d'Illasi

    "Monte Lodoletta" Valpolicella Superiore DOC 2011 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

    Three years after the Annata, Romano and his sons are launching a small edition of the same vintage in a magnum bottle. Dark and dense, it reveals an intense bouquet with jammy aromas of red and dark fruits, alongside which spices and wood, tobacco and chocolate echo. As an overwhelming demonstration of power one experiences at the same time the youthful stormy taste. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The 2011 Valpolicella Superiore Monte Lodoletta is a darkly concentrated but carefully balanced expression that only the most expert vintner can pull off with success. Consider that the dry extract is a massive 48 grams per liter. In fact, there is some minor precipitation of color matter even at this relatively young age. This wine was aged in new oak for two years (instead of the standard three years) with four years bottle (instead of three). That extra year in glass served to help the wine integrate and to reduce micro-oxygenation. The bouquet is bright and fragrant with floral notes of rose and violet that are rare to find in Valpolicella. There are faint tertiary notes as well that add to the complexity. You will find cured leather and savory spice. The finish offers enough acidity to refresh the palate, following that considerable density and thickness." Robert Parker

    "A powerful and dense red with so much concentration of fruit and chocolate undertones. Hints of toasted oak. Full body and a velvety texture. Fantastic and dense red as usual." James Suckling

    "This wine is a blend of 70 per cent Corvina with 20 per cent Rondinella and just 5 per cent each of Croatina and Oseleta. It’s deep black-red in colour, and is dark and forceful, sombre yet voluptuous in aroma: a harmonious weave of black chocolate, sloe and elderberry, with the years in oak bringing a cedary refinement. On the palate, it’s a vault of a wine: deep, dark and roomy, packed with earthy refinements and black-fruited echoes, both severe yet soft and enticing too. The tannins are ample yet fine-grained, the acidity delicate and sustaining. I wrote about the ‘crocodilian’ character of grand Veneto dried-fruit reds wine back in April, but the teeth are polished ivory here. This is horizon-altering ‘Valpolicella’ which would perform outstandingly in any Amarone tasting." Decanter

    206,00 €

    03292511 · 1,5 l · 137,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

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    Product Details
    • Grape Varieties: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta
    • Cultivation: conventional
    • Expansion: barrique
    • Development: barrique
    • Filtration: yes
    • Alcohol Content: 17,00 % vol
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2040+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    stored air-conditioned
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