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Grappa di Nebbiolo, Mossio (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa di Nebbiolo
Mossio (Piedmont, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Montanaro)
Raw matter: Pomace of Nebbiolo
Price: € 22.50 - 70cl Score: Wine that excels in its category
This grappa is limpid and crystalline with a pale straw yellow color. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of plum, black cherry, vanilla, tobacco, hazelnut, licorice, chocolate and honey, 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 plum, chocolate and honey. This grappa is distilled with a steam operated alembic still and ages for more than one year in cask. Alcohol 45%.



Grappa Stravecchia 20 Anni Baronne, Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa Stravecchia 20 Anni Baronne
Casa Luparia (Piedmont, Italy)
Raw matter: Pomace of Barbera, Grignolino and Freisa
Price: € 120.00 - 70cl Score:
Grappa Stravecchia 20 Anni Baronne is limpid and crystalline, with a pale amber yellow color. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of cherry, hazelnut, clover, vanilla, honey, chocolate, date, dried fig, licorice and mace, 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, pleasing roundness, balanced sweetness. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of hazelnut, chocolate, dried fig and honey. A well made grappa. Grappa Stravecchia 20 Anni Baronne is produced with a discontinuous alembic still operating at low pressure and ages for 20 years in oak casks. Alcohol 42%.








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

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