Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Bolla 2009 Valpolicella Classico (Italy)
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity of trying the 2008 version of this wine at a Bolla relaunch dinner (http://ontheroadwithgrapeguy.blogspot.com/2010/06/report-from-bolla-relaunch-dinner-june.html). Tonight, I opened the 2009 version and started packing up some of my wine to take to my new house. What a fabulous sipping wine this is (although it does have good acidity and would pair nicely with a plate of pasta - that reminds me I have to start thinking about dinner ...). The nose has cranberry, sour cherry and hints of floral and spice. The palate is fresh and lively in the mouth with ripe, fresh, tart cherries and a hint of white pepper. Sippable and very easy drinking, this wine made packing up wine so much easier than one would believe. Had I thought of it beforehand I probably would have chilled this one just a little to really bring out that fruit.