Bolla Pinot Noir Provincia di Pavia 2013
For over 130 years, Bolla has been recognized for its trusted taste and quality. Made with handpicked grapes from selected hillside vineyards in Italy's Northeast region, Bolla Pinot Noir is well balanced and fruit forward, with a light ruby-red color and jammy black-cherry and raspberry flavors. It pairs well with lighly spiced dishes, pasta, beef and lamb, pork, poultry, or cheeses.
100% Pinot Noir. 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.