Valpolicella Classica

Variety of terroirs

Valpolicella Classica is a hilly area extending north-west from the city of Verona where cold winds from the Alps meet the warm breezes of Lake Garda. The neighbouring valleys which make it up are, however, are very different one from the other in terms of terroir. The wine-producing heritage of the Bolla winery is found in three of these valleys.

The Negrar Valley is easternmost valley of the Valpolicella Classica zone is characterised by a chalky, marly soil of volcanic origin, rich in iron with its typical shades of red (Scaglia rossa Veronese). The wines from here are characteristically full-bodied and very fruity.

The Marano Valley is situated in the middle of the Vapolicella Classica zone, the valley is characterised by volcanic basalt soil, rich in calcarenite and vulcanite. The wines from here are remarkable for their elegance and delicacy.

The Fumane Valley is located in the western part of the Valpolicella Classica zone towards Lake Garda and in an area featuring stratified limestone rock. The wines from this valley are typically full-bodied and soft with floral notes.