Deep ruby-red color, ripe, port-like aromas of hazelnut and raisin, very sweet and rich on the palate; a floral note adds flavor, finishes very long.
Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella boasts incredible richness and depth. Blackberry jam, graphite, smoke, licorice, tar and plums are beautifully integrated in this dark, seamless Amarone. Despite its considerable weight and density, the 2006 comes across as fairly accessible for a young Dal Forno Amarone. Hints of truffle, tobacco and new leather wrap around the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. ” (Feb 2012)
Fermentatedin temperature controlled stainless steel at about 30 degrees celsius; immersion of the cap every 90 minutes for 6 days. No malolactic takes place since drying of the grapes lowers the malic acid.
Aged in new barriques for 22 to 28 months, in bottle 1 year.