Ferragu - Valpolicella (baby Amarone - dried grapes) and Amarone
The wines is modelled on that of Carlo Ferragu's hero and neighbour, Romano Dal Forno, whose equivalent wine, is also called Valpolicella. They are very similar. Although the last time I had a bottle of Dal Forno, I remember it being a bit more over the top, and just a touch more rustic, compared to Ferragu's which is a bit more polished and precise. The Amarone is also very similar to Dal Forno's. Dal Forno's wines get a lot of hype and his Valpolicella is twice the price and his Amarone is three times the price. These are wonderful, hedonistic, moreish wines.