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Grappa di Brachetto, Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa di Brachetto
Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Raw matter: Pomace of Brachetto
Price: € 11.50 - 50cl Score: Wine that excels in its category
This grappa is limpid, crystalline and colorless. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of grape, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, rose and blueberry, 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, good roundness, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of strawberry, cherry and raspberry. A well made grappa produced with a discontinuous alembic still operating at low pressure. Alcohol 42%.



Grappa Stravecchia di Moscato 3 Anni Princesse, Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa Stravecchia di Moscato 3 Anni Princesse
Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Raw matter: Pomace of Muscat Blanc
Price: € 90.00 - 70cl Score:
This grappa shows a pale golden yellow color, limpid and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas of grape, peach, vanilla, honey, hazelnut, dried fig, tobacco and chocolate, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors, with perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, excellent correspondence to the nose, balanced sweetness, pleasing smoothness. The finish is very persistent wit long flavors of grape, peach, honey and hazelnut. A well made grappa produced with a discontinuous alembic still operating at low pressure. It ages for 3 years in oak casks. Alcohol 42%.





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The best 15 wines according to DiWineTaste's readers. To express your best three wines send us an E-mail or fill in the form available at our WEB site.


Rank Wine, Producer
1 Bradisismo 2003, Inama (Italy)
2 San Leonardo 2001, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
3 Wine Obsession 2001, Vignamaggio (Italy)
4 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
5 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2000, Dievole (Italy)
6 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
7 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
8 Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2001, Sandrone (Italy)
9 Sforzato di Valtellina San Domenico 2002, Triacca (Italy)
10 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2000, Zenato (Italy)
11 Aglianico del Vulture La Firma 2004, Cantine del Notaio (Italy)
12 Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva Thea 2005, Tre Monti (Italy)
13 Sforzato di Valtellina Canua 2001, Conti Sertoli Salis (Italy)
14 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
15 Soave Classico Monte Alto 2004, Ca' Rugate (Italy)

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