Monte Lodoletta Amarone della Valpolicella

Italy, Veneto

98/100RP
CA$464.47

2013

The best bunches from vines older than ten years, are set aside for drying and producing Amarone. Strength, energy and elegance. A combination that symbolizes the Dal Forno Romano Philosophy. The unique complexity of this wine is such that merely describing it as a "meditation wine" falls well short of the mark. Its scent is a masterpiece, its taste a work of art. Vanilla. Sour black cherries. Blueberries. Chocolate. Truffle, tobacco and leather. Amarone is a delight in its own right. However, it will be a classy compliment to any game meat dish.
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Bottle Size: 750ml

Closure type: Cork

Style: Dry

Body: Full-Bodied Red Wine

Region: Italy, Veneto

Colour: Red

Vintage: 2013

Rating: 95+

98 RP

Monica Larner - robertparker.com

The 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Monte Lodoletta is my favorite wine in the retrospective, along with the amazing 2011, 2009 and 1996 vintages. This wine was released at the beginning of this year, and because Dal Forno skipped over the 2014 vintage, this is the only Amarone we will see for a while (until the highly anticipated 2015 is released). The 2013 vintage is characterized by a slightly more streamlined mouthfeel (which isn't saying much given the baseline enormity of these wines) with carefully etched aromas of black cherry, rum cake, dark chocolate and toasted espresso. The 2013 vintage was balanced overall without the sudden heat waves we saw in the summers of 2011 and 2012. The grapes finished a slow and steady ripening process over an extended growing season. The effect is graceful and focused. Put this bottle aside in your cellar for the decades to come. Drink date: 2022-2055.

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