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Grappa di Albana Dalbana, Tre Monti (Emilia Romagna, Italy)
Grappa di Albana Dalbana
Tre Monti (Emilia Romagna, Italy)
(Distiller: Distillerie Giovi)
Raw matter: Pomace of Albana
Price: € 16.50 - 50cl Score:
This grappa is colorless and crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas of pear, hazelnut, apple, almond 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, balanced sweetness. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, pear and almond. This grappa is produced with a discontinuous steam operated alembic still. Alcohol 42%.



Grappa Bricco dell'Uccelletta, Vicara (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa Bricco dell'Uccelletta
Vicara (Piedmont, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Rosignano Cellamonte)
Raw matter: Pomace of Grignolino
Price: € 18.84 - 50cl Score:
Grappa Bricco dell'Uccelletta shows a pale amber yellow color, limpid and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of plum, black cherry, hazelnut, tobacco, black tea leaf, chocolate, honey and date 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, honey, date and black cherry. Alcohol 40%.








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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 Villa Gresti 2004, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
4 Moscato d'Asti 2007, Vignaioli di S. Stefano (Italy)
5 Arkezia Muffo di San Sisto 2004, Fazi Battaglia (Italy)
6 San Leonardo 2001, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
7 Sforzato di Valtellina San Domenico 2002, Triacca (Italy)
8 Merlot 2004, Castello delle Regine (Italy)
9 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
10 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
11 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
12 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
13 Barolo Sorano 2004, Alario (Italy)
14 Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2004, Adanti (Italy)
15 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento 2000, Dievole (Italy)

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