Dal Forno - Amarone Della Valpollicella



Romano Dal Forno, The Grape King, began his career as a grower. In 1983, he decided to pursue a labor of love -- making wine. His father deemed it a bad idea and the community worried he was in over his head. To seek guidance, he went to the region's most famous winegrower and vigneron, Giuseppe Quintarelli. The rest is history.

Dal Forno is not for the faint of heart, and we love them for that. They embody the term "full bodied." Dal Forno Cellars did not make wine in 2007 and 2014, so you know they do not take mediocre fruit into their wines. 

James Suckling, whose specialty is in Italian Wines, said that this was one of the greatest Dal Forno’s ever bottles and gave it the magical 100-point rating. This is going to be a wine you want deep in the cellar and to watch evolve. I hope you have a chance to secure an order before I sell out of the small quantity.

"This is black as pitch in the glass and, yes, there’s a light...Just superb."
100 Pts - James Suckling




This is black as pitch in the glass and, yes, there’s a light, tarry edge to the super-concentrated prune, date and currant fruit. But even more interesting are the complex notes of bitter-orange liqueur, aged balsamic, fresh roasting herbs, cinnamon, roasted chestnuts, black tea and licorice. The more you decant in advance, the more nuances will emerge. It’s full-bodied with huge concentration and lots of chewy tannin that is managing to hold the fruit back for now. This needs plenty of time to develop in the bottle. Just superb. One of the greatest Dal Forno’s ever.”

100 Pts - James Suckling

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