Winemaker's Notes: Garnet red in color, Bolla Valpolicella has a complex bouquet of black pepper, cedar, and hints of raspberries, licorice, and walnuts. Rich black-cherry flavors are followed by a pleasant finish. An innovative style of vinification preserves the true character of the indigenous grapes and their full range of flavors. Hand harvested grapes are crushed and fermented in temperature controlled small stainless-steel tanks for about one week to maintain fresh fruit character and natural, soft tannins. Malolactic fermentation follows, which increases the wineâ€™s complexity and the wine is then aged in a mix of Slavonian, French, and American oak for 2 months. Bolla Valpolicella pairs perfectly with rich pastas, grilled red meats, salmon, and soft cheeses.