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Review of Grappa, Distillates and Brandy

 

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Grappa di Albana Passito Dalbana Passito, Tre Monti (Emilia Romagna, Italy)
Grappa di Albana Passito Dalbana Passito
Tre Monti (Emilia Romagna, Italy)
(Distiller: Distillerie Giovi)
Raw matter: Pomace of Dried Albana
Price: € 18.50 - 50cl Score:
This grappa is limpid, crystalline e colorless. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of hazelnut, apple, pear, almond and praline 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, balanced sweetness, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, praline and almond. This grappa is produced with a discontinuous steam operated alembic still. Alcohol 45%.



Brandy, Vicara (Piedmont, Italy)
Brandy
Vicara (Piedmont, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Rosignano Cellamonte)
Raw matter: Barbera Wine
Price: € 20.28 - 50cl Score: Wine that excels in its category
This brandy is limpid and crystalline with a deep amber yellow color. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas of prune, dried fig, tobacco, vanilla, cocoa, black cherry, honey, praline, sandal wood and licorice, 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, smooth and pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of prune, praline, cocoa, honey and licorice. This brandy is made from the distillation in copper alembic still of aged Barbera wine and ages for three years in small oak barrels. Alcohol 48%.








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

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