Amarone 2008 della Valpolicella Classico DOC

The 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is made from 70% Corvina and Corvinone and 30% is a mix of indigenous grapes. The wine’s wood regime is mostly botte grande but a percentage is aged in French barrique for 18 months, resulting in extra spice and richness. Black fruit, dried fig, leather, tar, spicy tobacco and barbecue smoke emerge from the glass. The finish is powerful, dense and you definitely feel that 15.8% alcohol. Drink 2015-2022. – Monica Larner (12/15/2013)

Since 2008, Banfi Vintners was appointed Bolla’s exclusive importer for the United States and considerable investments were made. Bolla’s secret weapon is Director and Winemaker Christian Scrinzi, a notoriously hard worker, who has dedicated himself to turning the brand around. Every year I taste his wines, I notice slight increments in improved quality despite the large volume produced. – Monica Larner

Date posted: November 11, 2013

Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella wine bottle image from Veneto, Italy