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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 1988
  • 750ml
  • Italy
  • Veneto
  • Valpolicella
  • Corvina Blend
  • Red
  • FF1020
  • FF1020
Lot 625

1988 Romano Dal Forno Amarone della Valpolicella - 1 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$600 - CAD$860

Bid Increments

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CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000

This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 1988 Romano Dal Forno Amarone della Valpolicella - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $600 - $860 with a reserve of $440. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11467.


Please note the following bottle conditions in this lot Base of Neck on 1988 Romano Dal Forno Amarone della Valpolicella

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This avid and knowledgeable Edmonton-based collector has been cellaring high quality wines for several decades. The wines were typically purchased in multiple quantities (3, 6, 12 bottles) from trusted local fine wine retail shops but over time were also sourced from the SAQ, LCBO, during US travel, or direct from US wineries. To round out the collection and ‘fill holes’, highly collectable bottles of interest were occasionally purchased at auction in Canada where provenance was assured. The wines are from regions around the world and were stored after purchase in monitored temperature (54-57 °C) and humidity-controlled wine fridges. The size of the collection has grown to a point where, although not initially purchased for resale, the time has come to ‘thin’ out multiple bottle quantities for others to enjoy.

Winemaker notes- After the grapes were air-dried for six months on straw mats, this wine was aged for three years in newly passaged barriques. It is dry, rather than sweet, with a dark garnet color and a nose of smoke, dried plums, ripe plums, walnut wood and chocolate. Extremely full-bodied and exceptionally rich, with some residual sugar. You are amazed by the extreme youth, with hints and aromas that slightly veer towards the slope