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Grappa di Moscato, Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa di Moscato
Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Raw matter: Pomace of Muscat Blanc
Price: € 11.50 - 50cl Score: Wine that excels in its category
This grappa is colorless, limpid and crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas of grape, peach, pear, candied fruits, white rose and orange, 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, pleasing roundness, balanced sweetness. The finish is persistent with flavors of grape, peach and banana. A well made grappa produced with a discontinuous alembic still operating at low pressure. Alcohol 42%.



Grappa di Sagrantino Riserva, Adanti (Umbria, Italy)
Grappa di Sagrantino Riserva
Adanti (Umbria, Italy)
(Distiller: Distillerie Aquileia)
Raw matter: Pomace of Sagrantino
Price: € 25.00 - 500ml Score:
This grappa shows a brilliant amber color, limpid. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas of prune, chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, hazelnut, dried fig and praline, with almost imperceptible alcohol pungency. In the mouth has intense flavors, with perceptible alcohol pungency which tends to dissolve rapidly, pleasing roundness, good correspondence to the nose, balanced sweetness. The finish is persistent with flavors of chocolate, prune and hazelnut. This grappa is distilled with a steam operated discontinuous alembic still and ages for 18 months in barrique. 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 Sforzato di Valtellina San Domenico 2002, Triacca (Italy)
2 Aglianico del Vulture La Firma 2004, Cantine del Notaio (Italy)
3 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
4 Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva Thea 2005, Tre Monti (Italy)
5 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2000, Dievole (Italy)
6 San Leonardo 2001, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
7 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
8 Bradisismo 2003, Inama (Italy)
9 Moscato d'Asti 2007, Vignaioli di S. Stefano (Italy)
10 Villa Gresti 2004, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
11 Arkezia Muffo di San Sisto 2004, Fazi Battaglia (Italy)
12 Wine Obsession 2001, Vignamaggio (Italy)
13 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
14 Merlot 2004, Castello delle Regine (Italy)
15 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)

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