Winemaker's Notes: Ruby red in color with aromas of wild cherries, black currants, dried spring flowers, and a touch of licorice, Bolla Pinot Noir is well balanced and offers fresh fruit flavors with black-cherry nuances. Hand-harvested grapes are whole-berry pressed and fermented in stainless steel on average for seven days. Extended maceration deepens the color and renders the tannins soft and silky. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, which increases the wineâ€™s roundness and makes for a soft, full mouthfeel. The wine is aged without oak to retain its bright fruit flavors. Bolla Pinot Noir pairs perfectly with grilled salmon, lamb, veal and pork. It is also good with semi-aged cheeses.
|Like all great legacies, the story of Bolla wines begins simply enough with one man, Abele Bolla. Abele lived in northern Italy in the Veneto region where he ran a small family inn. Wishing to offer his guests a superior experience, Abele made a decision that would launch his family’s business into the international spotlight. He decided to make and serve his own wine, a Soave. The year was 1883.
The Soave Abele made was a fresh, crisp golden-hued wine. It was immediately recognized as being true to the land, a wine that captured the essence of the Veneto region. Requests for Abele’s wine grew as more and more friends, family and guests tasted his handiwork. It was not long before the Bolla family dedicated all its time to producing fine regional wines from Italy. And the rest, as the saying goes, is history.
Fast-forward a century and a quarter. Today all award-winning Bolla wines are hand-harvested and created in Italy. The distinct flavors of the grapes can be attributed to the unique climate, soil and temperature of the region in which they are grown. Our goal is to capture those nuances so you will experience an authentic taste of Italy in every glass of Bolla wine.