Bolla Bardolino - $10.99

Wine Details

Price: $10.99
Producer: Bolla
Region: Bardolino
Varietal: Proprietary Blend - Red
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors: berrylike
  • Award Winning
  • Red Wine
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Product Description

  • Bolla Bardolina is made from handpicked grapes from the Veneto region of northern Italy. This medium-bodied, dry red wine has lively fresh fruit aromas and a fresh raspberry taste with a pleasant, lingering finish.
  • 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.

Expert Ratings

Ratings   Vintage Source Flavors
Tastings - 85 Details: Brilliant garnet-light ruby red hue. Cherry, thyme and earth aromas. Medium-bodied, this has bright, tasty cherry fruit with zippy acidity. A pleasant quaffer 2002 Tastings
1995 WineSpectator berrylike
WineSpectator - 81 Details: A dark rosé in color, soft and light-bodied, offering stawberry and tart cherry flavors in an easy-drinking style. Try it slightly chilled. . 240,000 cases made. – 1993 WineSpectator
WineSpectator - 81 Details: Light, fruity and charming, with a citrus edge to the strawberry and spice flavors. Drink slightly chilled. 1991 WineSpectator citrus, spice, strawberry
1990 WineSpectator
1982 WineSpectator

Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Cheese Mozzarella
Red Meat Curried Beef, Hamburgers, Curried Pork, Pork w/Fruit Sauce, Veal w/Fruit Sauce, Salami or Sausage, Sausage
Pasta & Grains Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauces
Poultry & Eggs Chicken or Turkey, Game Birds
Pasta & Grains (Grilled) Tofu
Vegetables Vegetable Gratin or Stew
Sauces Red Wine Sauce

Awards and Accolades

  Name Vintage
Award Winner Bronze - 2008 San Diego Int'l Wine Competition 2006

Wine Terms

Name Value
Bardolino A DOC area that lies in the western part of the Veneto region of Italy. The grapes used for these red and rose wines are Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, and Negrara—the same blend that makes up the better-known Valpolicella wines, but Bardolino usually is not as full-bodied. Wines labeled Bardolino Classico are made with grapes from a smaller site that is considered of higher quality. Bardolino Chiaretto is the name for the rose wine, which is made in both dry and sparkling versions. Bardolino Novello is a young fresh wine that must be bottled prior to the end of the vintage year, similar to a French Beaujolais Nouveau.
Italy Makes nearly as much wine as France, but lags behind in their classification system. As a result, Italian wine isn’t taken as seriously as French wine. Most Italian wine is made from native grape varieties that don’t grow well elsewhere, such as Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. The most important regions are Piedmont, where Barolo and Barbaresco dominate, Tuscany, home to Chianti, Montepulciano, and the Super-Tuscans (a collection of relatively new reds), and the Northeastern region, where you’ll find Soave, Valpolicella, and Bardolino. Italy’s soils and climates are varied and ideally suited for viticulture, from the Alpine foothills in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the South. Its hilly landscape provides sun and cooler temperatures, even in the warmest regions. Italy has two categories of fine wines. DOCG, which means regulated and guaranteed place name, refers to a small group of elite wines. DOB wines are those with regulated (but not guaranteed) place names. A lower tier of table wines are grouped into IGT wines, which indicate the location on the label, and ordinary table wines, which carry no geographical indication except, “Italy.”
Veneto The home of some of Italy’s most famous wines, this area in the Northeastern quadrant of Italy produces Soave, Valpolicella and Prosecco.

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