Bolla Corvina Blend Recioto Della Valpolicella 2011

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With an aroma that is light and delicately fruity this dry full-flavored wine carries a fresh raspberry taste to a pleasant finish.

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Bolla:
Like all great legacies, the story of Bolla wines begins simply enough with one man, Abele Bolla. Abele lived in northern Italy in the Veneto region where he ran a small family inn. Wishing to offer his guests a superior experience, Abele made a decision that would launch his family’s business into the international spotlight. He decided to make and serve his own wine, a Soave. The year was 188... Read more
Like all great legacies, the story of Bolla wines begins simply enough with one man, Abele Bolla. Abele lived in northern Italy in the Veneto region where he ran a small family inn. Wishing to offer his guests a superior experience, Abele made a decision that would launch his family’s business into the international spotlight. He decided to make and serve his own wine, a Soave. The year was 1883. The Soave Abele made was a fresh, crisp golden-hued wine. It was immediately recognized as being true to the land, a wine that captured the essence of the Veneto region. Requests for Abele’s wine grew as more and more friends, family and guests tasted his handiwork. It was not long before the Bolla family dedicated all its time to producing fine regional wines from Italy. And the rest, as the saying goes, is history. Fast-forward a century and a quarter. Today all award-winning Bolla wines are hand-harvested and created in Italy. The distinct flavors of the grapes can be attributed to the unique climate, soil and temperature of the region in which they are grown. Our goal is to capture those nuances so you will experience an authentic taste of Italy in every glass of Bolla wine. Read less

Member Reviews for Bolla Corvina Blend Recioto Della Valpolicella

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Snooth User: Boob
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2.50 5
01/26/2013

Dry, light and fruity. Refreshing taste and smooth.


Snooth User: elwing
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2.00 5
05/13/2008

Not the best wine we've had, but it was great for $6 at the county store. I don't think we'll be buying it again.


Snooth User: polarhug
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3.00 5
02/18/2011

Was hoping for an Amarone but can't find one in my area. Nice dry wine with mid-complexity


Snooth User: heydaroff
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3.50 5
12/21/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Bolla Corvina Blend Recioto Della Valpolicella

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

Classic Bolla Valpolicella: An appealing bouquet and flavor characteristic of berries, bit- ter almonds, plums, raisins, spicy black cherry, and tea. The taste is dry, velvety, medi- um-bodied, very fruity, and well-balanced.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/07/2010

"The word Amarone comes from the Veronese dialect; it means dry. The definition comes from the comparison with the Recioto, a sweet wine produced in Valpolicella with the same grapes and using the same vinification technique, but leaving a much higher amount of residual sugar. The grapes used are the same as those in DOC Valpolicella, even if the percentage of Corvina is higher; however, unlike Valpolicella, Amarone is made exclusively from selected grapes grown on dedicated vineyards with the best micro-climate, sun exposure and soil type.The grapes used for Amarone are grown on three-foot-high trellises in the hills of Valpolicella that rise one to two thousand feet above sea level. In the picking process, only the most suitable grapes on the vines are selected for Amarone. The best bunches are those whose grapes are sufficiently spaced to allow air to circulate between them in the drying process (this limits the formation of gray mold). These grapes, whose sugar levels are the highest because of the amount of sunlight they receive, are picked and then arranged on flat drawers that easily fit into racks (or wooden cases), allowing a good circulation of air. It is very important that they be kept in a dry, cool, well-ventilated room. In years past, bamboo, straw mats, or trellises were used to dry the grapes. The grapes are cleaned and turned about every 20 days and are constantly inspected during the four-month natural drying period. This drying period causes a 40% loss of juice, resulting in grapes low in juice but extremely high in sugar and varietal character. Enzymatic action changes the properties (internally) of the acids and sugar balance and a cold continued 2003 Bolla Amarone Delle Valpolicella Phonetic Pronunciation:(BOL-lah AH-mah-roe-neh DEL-lah vahl-poh-lee-CHEL-lah) maceration in the berry starts, since the coloring an aromatic substances in the skin begin migrating into the pulp. The dried grapes, which resemble rich and still well moistured shriveled raisins, are pressed at the middle/end of February, and go through a process of cold maceration with skin and stems intact for about 20 days and then fermented at a maximum temperature of 15-17 C for 25 more days. Then the wine is put to age in big Slavonian oak casks for a period of time varying from 24 to 36 months. Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella has a remarkably beautiful, dark ruby red color." -Winery


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/19/2010

Well-balanced and fruit-forward with a fresh taste of black cherry, plum and raspberry. its a delicious, robust red wine


External Review
09/11/2013

This wine is garnet red in color and has bouquet of black pepper, cedar hints, fresh fruits (grapes, berries) and walnuts. Valpolicella is medium bodied, has long persistence with smoky character, due to a short ageing process in Slavonian oak casks of 4,000-8,000 liters (1,058-2,115 gallon), as well as in used American and French barrels, to stabilize color, improve wine complexity and soften tannins. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
03/14/2013

This sumptuous wine has flavors of berries, cherries and almonds, enhanced with subtle oak, vanilla and spice complexity from aging in new oak casks. This wine pairs well with rich pastas, grilled red meats, salmon, and soft cheeses.


External Review
01/03/2013

This wine is garnet red in color and has bouquet of black pepper, cedar hints, fresh fruits (grapes, berries) and walnuts. Valpolicella is medium bodied, has long persistence with smoky character, due to a short ageing process in Slavonian oak casks of 4,000-8,000 liters (1,058-2,115 gallon), as well as in used American and French barrels, to stabilize color, improve wine complexity and soften tannins. - Winery



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With an aroma that is light and delicately fruity this dry full-flavored wine carries a fresh raspberry taste to a pleasant finish.

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