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Review of Grappa, Distillates and Brandy

 

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Grappa Airales, Vicara (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa Airales
Vicara (Piedmont, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Rosignano Cellamonte)
Raw matter: Pomace of Cortese, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Price: € 15.84 - 50cl Score:
This grappa is colorless and crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas of pear, hazelnut, apple, plum and peach 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 and evident sweetness. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, plum and hazelnut. Alcohol 40%.



Grappa di Sagrantino, Antonelli (Umbria, Italy)
Grappa di Sagrantino
Antonelli (Umbria, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Nannoni)
Raw matter: Pomace of Sagrantino
Price: € 27.00 - 50cl Score:
This grappa of Sagrantino is colorless, limpid and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas of blackberry, plum, violet, licorice, hazelnut, raspberry, blueberry and anise, 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 blackberry, plum and hazelnut. This grappa is distilled with a bainmarie alembic still. 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 Moscato d'Asti 2007, Vignaioli di S. Stefano (Italy)
4 Villa Gresti 2004, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
5 San Leonardo 2001, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
6 Sforzato di Valtellina San Domenico 2002, Triacca (Italy)
7 Arkezia Muffo di San Sisto 2004, Fazi Battaglia (Italy)
8 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
9 Merlot 2004, Castello delle Regine (Italy)
10 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
11 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
12 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
13 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2000, Dievole (Italy)
14 Barolo Sorano 2004, Alario (Italy)
15 Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2004, Adanti (Italy)

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