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Grappa di Dolcetto d'Ovada 2006, Distilleria Gualco (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa di Dolcetto d'Ovada 2006
Distilleria Gualco (Piedmont, Italy)
Raw matter: Pomace of Dolcetto di Ovada
Price: € 19.50 - 70cl Score:
This grappa is colorless, limpid and crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas of black cherry, plum, raspberry and violet, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors, with perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, good correspondence to the nose, balanced sweetness, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and raspberry. This grappa is distilled with a discontinuous bainmarie alembic still. Alcohol 42%.



Grappa Chinata 2006, Distilleria Gualco (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa Chinata 2006
Distilleria Gualco (Piedmont, Italy)
Raw matter: Grappa of Dolcetto and Barbera, Cinchona Calysaia
Price: € 22.50 - 70cl Score:
This grappa shows a deep amber yellow color, limpid and crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas of cinchona, chocolate, dried fig and honey, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors, with perceptible alcohol pungency that tends to dissolve rapidly, good correspondence to the nose, pleasing bitter hint and roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of cinchona. This grappa is distilled with a discontinuous bainmarie alembic still. Produced with the infusion of cinchona calysaia for some months. Alcohol 42%.





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Rank Wine, Producer
1 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
2 Soave Classico Monte Alto 2004, Ca' Rugate (Italy)
3 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera 2001, Masi (Italy)
4 Sforzato di Valtellina Canua 2001, Conti Sertoli Salis (Italy)
5 Don Antonio 2003, Morgante (Italy)
6 Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2001, Sandrone (Italy)
7 Nero al Tondo 2001, Ruffino (Italy)
8 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2000, Zenato (Italy)
9 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
10 Mater Matuta 2003, Casale del Giglio (Italy)
11 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2000, Dievole (Italy)
12 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
13 San Leonardo 2001, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
14 Wine Obsession 2001, Vignamaggio (Italy)
15 Bradisismo 2003, Inama (Italy)

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