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Opening a Bottle: Tasting Dal Forno Romano at Harvest

Are these wines too perfect?” Kevin Day contemplates this question as he recounts his visit and tasting with Dal Forno Romano during the 2018 harvest. We invite you to visit Opening a Bottle to read the full article, view Kevin’s beautiful photos and watch his video (also embedded below).

“This Valpolicella estate swaggers in many people’s standings of “Italy’s Greatest Winery,” often spoken of in the same, superlative-laden sentences as Gaja, Giacomo Conterno, Biondi-Santi and Giuseppe Quintarelli.”

“Each wine exuded an elegance that was fierce yet calm, like a cat about to strike. The fruit tones were precise, exuding tightly packed tones of cherries, prune and plum. Tertiary notes revealed slate and smoke, and as we stepped back in time to 1996 and 1990, they grew more savory. The tannins were finely woven into the fabric of the wine.”

 

 

 

 

Kevin Day, April 8, 2019
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Opening a Bottle: Tasting Dal Forno Romano at Harvest