For over 130 years, Bolla has been recognized for its trusted taste and quality. Made with handpicked grapes from the finest vineyards in Tuscany, Bolla Chianti is robust and fruit forward, with fresh black-cherry, plum, and raspberry flavors. It pairs well with beef, chicken, pasta, veal, pork, or lightly spiced dishes.
90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero. In the town of Soave, southeast of Verona, Abele Bolla ran the Al Gambero Inn where he served his famous wines and established the first Bolla cellar in 1883. In the 1930s, his son, Alberto, founded a second cellar in Pedemonte to produce Valpolicella and Recioto wines. In 1947, Bolla entered the American market and since has garnered famous admirers, from Frank Sinatra to Rudolph W. Guiliani (mayor of New York City from 1994-2001). The Brown-Forman Corporation became their US importer in 1967, bought 40% of the brand four years later, and takes over the entire company in 2000. At the end of 2006, Gruppo Italiano Vini bought the Piemonte cellar and became the distributor for the Italian market. And in 2009, GIV purchased 100% of the brand while Banfi Vintners is their exclusive partner for the US market.