Bolla is one of the oldest Amarone houses and more than 130 years later, the Bolla winery has grown into a globally renowned winery with a large range of wines. What remains is the unique taste of the Bolla wines resulting from the special climate and terroir of the Veneto region. Oenologist Christian Zulian has been a winemaker at Bolla since 2015. Before joining Bolla, he worked for 13 years at Marchesi Antinori and several years at Domaine Baron de Rothschild.
In 1950 the grandchildren of the founder of Pedemonte Cellar bottled in Valpolicella, their grandfather's favorite wine to celebrate his 80th birthday. That was the Amarone. And so the commercial history of this wine began. The very first Amarone ever made, launched by Bolla, and now loved all over the world. With this Amarone, Bolla rediscovers the origin of wine and therefore produces with dedication and respect for tradition. This first Amarone ever made has a complex aroma of black cherries, vanilla, licorice and cedar wood. Full of flavor, powerful, with pure notes of cocoa and spices. The Le Origini Amarone della Valpolicella is made of 75% Corvina and Corvinone; 25% Rondinella and only comes on the market in the absolute top years like this 2012
Think of sweet cherries, milk chocolate, nuts, liqueur, currants, fried mushrooms, a tobacco cast, figs and raisins, and you are well on the way. The wine itself is that too. Long storage is not recommended.