55% Corvina, 20% Croatina, 15% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta.
The jewel in the crown, unique of its kind, Vigna Serè is a true symbol of Verona. This red wine stands out for its opulence, texture, sweetness and elegance. It perfectly summarizes the passion, dedication and experience that the Dal Forno Romano winery has accrued over many years of hard work.
The 2004 Passito Rosso Vigna Serè (1500ml) is a masterpiece that is impossible to repeat. In fact, the wine has not been produced since 2004. Even if a vintage as good as this did come along, we'd need to wait another 18 years before we could enjoy this level of maturity and evolution. Formally a Recioto della Valpolicella, this sweet red wine is made with air-dried fruit as local tradition dictates. Luckily no botrytis set in that year, because that would have eroded the wine's deep and luscious color saturation. The bouquet delivers a generous flow of dark spice, bitter chocolate, espresso, raisin, plum, and teriyaki sauce. The concentration and layering of the wine are both rare and distinctive. The mouthfeel sees sweet flavors with a syrupy mouthfeel. The finish offers hints of caramelized brown sugar and savory hickory. The aging window is impossible to predict, but the wine is surely built to last. I can think of no other wine that comes close to matching this unique style.
99 RP - The Wine Advocate