Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella 2017
Deep garnet, velvety red in color with aromas of wild-cherry jam, spice, and hints of cedar. It delivers rich, dry, black-cherry flavors, and a finish that is long, round, and persistent with cacao and spice. Enjoy with red meats, roasts and grilled dishes, game, braised meats, and all well-aged cheeses.
70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella. In the town of Soave, southeast of Verona, Abele Bolla ran the Al Gambero Inn where he served his famous wines and established the first Bolla cellar in 1883. In the 1930s, his son, Alberto, founded a second cellar in Pedemonte to produce Valpolicella and Recioto wines. In 1947, Bolla entered the American market and since has garnered famous admirers, from Frank Sinatra to Rudolph W. Guiliani (mayor of New York City from 1994-2001). The Brown-Forman Corporation became their US importer in 1967, bought 40% of the brand four years later, and takes over the entire company in 2000. At the end of 2006, Gruppo Italiano Vini bought the Piemonte cellar and became the distributor for the Italian market. And in 2009, GIV purchased 100% of the brand while Banfi Vintners is their exclusive partner for the US market. Amarone has its origins in the Roman Empire and today is one of the jewels of European winemaking. Hand picked grapes from each vintage in the Valpolicella District are allowed to dry naturally on straw mats in order to concentrate their flavors. After gentle pressing, the wine is slowly fermented and then aged in oak for several years—a unique process that yields a unique wine.