The Bugatti Experience

The passion of the young Ettore Bugatti for race cars begins in 1898 in Milan. He is a young man with strong character and great personality and he competes in 1899 in the Grand Prix Padua-Treviso-Padua in Veneto. He wins the 1st prize that will represent for him a great springboard in the automotive world. The same year he takes part in the Grand Prix Verona-Brescia-Mantua-Verona, the famous race that will later become the inspiration for the modern “Mille Miglia” which still nowadays takes place in Veneto and Lombardy and that has always been called as “the most beautiful race in the world”.

The Amarone della Valpolicella characterises the Italian lifestyle and the image of our beloved Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet known to he world as the City of Love. A wine tradition repeated from the grandfather Angelo to Luigi for granting great knowledge and high quality Amarone.

Luigi Menegolli, visionary man with eyes pointed to the future, commissioned in 2011 the Largest Wine Barrel in the World, an impressive work, never realized before and inspired to the legendary  BUGATTI TYPE 57 ATLANTIC.
The Largest Wine Barrel in the World, owned by the Menegolli Family, is a unique masterpiece assembled with the best wood which passed strict selection controls to grant wonderful bouquet and unique aromatic compounds to this wine.

The barrel contains the equivalent of 57,000 bottles of Amarone della Valpolicella and is located nearly 12 meters below ground level in the 6,000 sqm. wine cellar owned by Menegolli Family. It is surrounded by 62 artistic frescoes murals and 1,200 wooden barriques.

The great Ettore loves to enjoy the pleasures of life. He is an extraordinary elegant man, always looking for excellence. His experience in Verona brings him to know the prestigious wines of this area as the Recioto della Valpolicella and the Amarone della Valpolicella. A wine excellence that always inspired great artists, as Ettore Bugatti is.

The wine

della Valpolicella DOCG Bugatti Edition

Grape Varieties

Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella


Inspired to the greatness of Mr. Ettore Bugatti, this is a important wine with typical aromas of ripe fruit, cherry and plum. Intense ruby red colour with garnet nuances and spicy aromas. Dry taste, generous and silky body.

Wine & Food combination

A perfect companion for roasts, red meat, game, ripe cold cuts and ripe cheeses. Excellent partner to grilled meats. Great as meditation wine or as final of dinner. To be uncorked at least two hours before serving.
Serving temperature 20° C


The Barrel

In this Guinness barrel the Amarone della Valpolicella Bugatti is aging to smooth its taste and gain a pleasant and unforgettable aroma which represents the style of the Menegolli family and the elegant bouquet of this unique wooden masterpiece.

The Wines

Love and taking care of land and nature, together with the respect for seasonal rhythms of processing, preparation of the vine and ripening of the grapes, are the basis of the excellent success of our wines.