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Grappa di Merlot Riserva, Flavio Busti (Umbria, Italy)
Grappa di Merlot Riserva
Flavio Busti (Umbria, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Nannoni)
Raw matter: Pomace of Merlot
Price: € 12.00 - 50cl Score: Wine that excels in its category
This grappa shows an intense golden yellow color, crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of black cherry, plum, vanilla, honey, hazelnut and date, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors, perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, good correspondence to the nose, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, honey and hazelnut. This grappa is distilled with steam operated discontinuous alembic still. Alcohol 42%



Grappa di Barbera, Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa di Barbera
Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Raw matter: Pomace of Barbera
Price: € 10.00 - 50cl Score:
This grappa is colorless and crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of cherry, plum, violet, hazelnut and licorice, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors, with perceptible alcohol pungency and which tends to dissolve rapidly, good correspondence to the nose, balanced sweetness, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry, plum and hazelnut. A grappa made with a discontinuous alembic still operating at low pressure. Alcohol 42%



Grappa Gran Riserva, Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa Gran Riserva
Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Raw matter: Pomace of Barbera, Grignolino, Freisa
Price: € 12.50 - 50cl Score: Wine that excels in its category
This grappa shows a pale straw yellow color, crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of licorice, honey, vanilla, plum, violet, hazelnut, black cherry and chocolate, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors, with perceptible alcohol pungency and which tends to dissolve rapidly, good correspondence to the nose, balanced sweetness, pleasing smoothness. The finish is persistent with flavors of honey, hazelnut, plum and licorice. A well made grappa produced with discontinuous distillation at very low steam pressure. It ages for more than 24 months in cask. 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 San Leonardo 2001, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
2 Bradisismo 2003, Inama (Italy)
3 Wine Obsession 2001, Vignamaggio (Italy)
4 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2000, Dievole (Italy)
5 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
6 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
7 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
8 Sforzato di Valtellina San Domenico 2002, Triacca (Italy)
9 Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2001, Sandrone (Italy)
10 Aglianico del Vulture La Firma 2004, Cantine del Notaio (Italy)
11 Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva Thea 2005, Tre Monti (Italy)
12 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2000, Zenato (Italy)
13 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
14 Sforzato di Valtellina Canua 2001, Conti Sertoli Salis (Italy)
15 Moscato d'Asti 2007, Vignaioli di S. Stefano (Italy)

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