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Grappa Nobile, Fassati (Tuscany, Italy)
Grappa Nobile
Fassati (Tuscany, Italy)
(Distiller: Distillerie Bonollo)
Raw matter: Pomace of Prugnolo Gentile, Canaiolo Nero, Mammolo
Price: € 25.00 - 500ml Score: Wine that excels in its category
This grappa is colorless and crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas of plum, hazelnut, raspberry, pear and violet, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors, with perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, pleasing roundness and balanced sweetness. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, hazelnut and raspberry. This grappa is distilled with a discontinuous alembic still. Alcohol 45%.



Grappa di Verdicchio Stravecchia, Fazi Battaglia (Marches, Italy)
Grappa di Verdicchio Stravecchia
Fazi Battaglia (Marches, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Aquileia)
Raw matter: Pomace of Verdicchio
Price: € 36.00 - 500ml Score: Wine that excels in its category
This grappa shows a pale and brilliant amber yellow color, crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of almond, dried fig, chocolate, tobacco, honey, prune, vanilla and praline. In the mouth has intense flavors, with perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, pleasing roundness and balanced sweetness, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of honey, prune, dried fig and almond. This grappa is distilled in discontinuous alembic still and ages for 18 months in oak cask. Alcohol 44%.








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Rank Wine, Producer
1 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
2 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2000, Dievole (Italy)
3 Sforzato di Valtellina San Domenico 2002, Triacca (Italy)
4 San Leonardo 2001, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
5 Bradisismo 2003, Inama (Italy)
6 Aglianico del Vulture La Firma 2004, Cantine del Notaio (Italy)
7 Wine Obsession 2001, Vignamaggio (Italy)
8 Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva Thea 2005, Tre Monti (Italy)
9 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
10 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
11 Moscato d'Asti 2007, Vignaioli di S. Stefano (Italy)
12 Villa Gresti 2004, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
13 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
14 Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2001, Sandrone (Italy)
15 Sforzato di Valtellina Canua 2001, Conti Sertoli Salis (Italy)

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