Romano Dal Forno
The Legend of Romano Dal Forno
Romano Dal Forno is Veneto's 'Grape King' and also one of the kings of Amarone, Italy's great 'Monster' wine. Dal Forno took control of his Valpolicella wine estate at the age of 22 and quickly turned the Veneto’s maestro, Giuseppe Quintarelli for advice. A policy of low yields and an uncompromising drive for quality has established the Dal Forno family as the producers amongst the finest producing from dried grapes - an otherworldly Amarone, a complex Valpolicella Superiore and a deliciously sweet Recioto. The area has been proven, by Romano, as a magnificent terroir for Valpolicella wines. Dal Forno is now one of the most collectible and sought-after wines in Italy.
About the Winery
The Dal Forno family has been making wine since 1983. Located in Val D’Illasi, the estate consists of 65 acres of vines planted to traditional indigenous varieties of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta and Croatina. The estate vineyards and farm are located where the slopes begin to rise toward the mountains and sit 1,000 feet above sea level. The loose, alluvial soils, meticulous pruning and scrupulous viticultural techniques ensure remarkable-quality grapes. The Dal Fornos use traditional methods to grow the finest fruit, and then employ modern techniques to produce the best wines — classic in expression and modern in purity. Dal Forno Romano is well-known for a number of superior wines that range from the region’s famous Valpolicella and Amarone to unique bottlings such as Vigne Seré, a passito dessert-style wine.
Romano Dal Forno is Veneto's 'Grape King' and also one of the kings of Amarone, Italy's great 'Monster' wine. The great richness of Dal Forno's wines is derived from the extremely low yields of this artisan's 12.5-hectare estate outside the Classico zone. In fact, all of his are "experience" wines, transporting you to a new level of wine appreciation.