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Grappa di Verdicchio Anniversario, Fazi Battaglia (Marches, Italy)
Grappa di Verdicchio Anniversario
Fazi Battaglia (Marches, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Aquileia)
Raw matter: Pomace of Verdicchio
Price: € 25.00 - 500ml Score:
This grappa is colorless and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of apple, pear, almond, peach, apricot and banana, 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, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of peach, pear and almond. Distilled in discontinuous alembic still. Alcohol 44%.



Grappa Nobile Stravecchia, Fassati (Tuscany, Italy)
Grappa Nobile Stravecchia
Fassati (Tuscany, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Bonollo)
Raw matter: Pomace of Prugnolo Gentile (85%), Canaiolo Nero (10%), Mammolo (5%)
Price: € 36.00 - 500ml Score:
Grappa Nobile Stravecchia shows a very pale straw yellow color, crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas of plum, black cherry, vanilla, hazelnut, dried fig and licorice, with almos imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors, with perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, good correspondence to the nose, perceptible sweetness. The finish is persisten with flavors of plum, black cherry and licorice. This grappa ages for 18 months in cask. Alcohol 45%.



Grappa di Dolcetto, Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa di Dolcetto
Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Raw matter: Pomace of Dolcetto
Price: € 11.50 - 50cl Score: Wine that excels in its category
This grappa is colorless and crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of blackberry, plum, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, hazelnut 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 cherry, hazelnut and raspberry. A grappa made with a discontinuous alembic still operating at low pressure. Alcohol 42%.



Grappa Historia 90 Anni Edizione 2008, Magnoberta (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa Historia 90 Anni Edizione 2008
Magnoberta (Piedmont, Italy)
Raw matter: Pomace of Muscat Blanc
Price: € 170.00 - 3l Score:
Grappa Historia shows a pale golden yellow color, crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of grape, vanilla, peach, apricot, pear, lavender, dried fig and hazelnut, with almos imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors, with perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, excellen correspondence to the nose, balanced sweet and roundness, agreeable. The finish is very persistent with flavors of grape, peach and pear. Grappa Historia is made with a discontinuous alembic still operating at low pressure and ages for about 7 years 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 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2000, Dievole (Italy)
3 Bradisismo 2003, Inama (Italy)
4 Wine Obsession 2001, Vignamaggio (Italy)
5 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
6 Sforzato di Valtellina San Domenico 2002, Triacca (Italy)
7 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
8 Aglianico del Vulture La Firma 2004, Cantine del Notaio (Italy)
9 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
10 Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva Thea 2005, Tre Monti (Italy)
11 Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2001, Sandrone (Italy)
12 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
13 Moscato d'Asti 2007, Vignaioli di S. Stefano (Italy)
14 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2000, Zenato (Italy)
15 Sforzato di Valtellina Canua 2001, Conti Sertoli Salis (Italy)

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