Distilled in a copper pot still in small batches from primarily Pinot Noir, with a bit of Cabernet Franc and Merlot grape pomace.
Notes: This is a new grappa to the market produced in ridiculously small quantities – and I mean that in a nice way – I’ve seen bigger stills in the woods than this one. Distilled in a copper pot still in small batches from primarily Pinot Noir, with a bit of Cabernet Franc and Merlot grape pomace. They also produce an excellent Vodka, Gin, and Limoncella .
Appearance: Crystal clear, no sediment whatsoever, or separation. Nice body to it. On swirling, it leaves a a thin clear coat on the inside of the glass, long legs and droplets forming after a bit.
First Impression: Flowery amarone-like aroma with briny notes to it.
Taste: Grapes,citrus, buttery almonds, apricot, black raisins,- quicksilver feel on the tongue. Very smooth for a grappa.
Drinks: Of course my Sicilian friends (especially the older ones) have this with their morning coffee before hunting (or a lot of other mornings too). While there are not a lot of grappa cocktails, I think this one has a lot of potential.
Cigars: Parodi – What else would you have grappa with?
Final Thoughts: Grappa has suffered from a terrible reputation as either:
A: Some homemade moonshine by an ancient relative;
B: One of the cheap mass produced grappas that was shipped over here because no one in Italy would drink it.
C: Some of the American attempts.
Most of the field I would not use to remove the tar from my car. This grappa , and a select few others on the other hand, have proven that properly made grappa here in America is a excellent alternative to the expensive boutique type imported from Italy – something I would not have thought possible before trying these grappas.
Bottle: Distinctive, tall, dark glass bottle with slightly raised silkscreen on the glass design and gold script on front and gold neck wrap. Good quality cork stopper completes the package.
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