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Review of Grappa, Distillates and Brandy

 

Distillates are rated according to DiWineTaste's evaluation method. Please see score legend in the "Wines of the Month" section.



Grappa Le Vigne di Castelluccio, Castello delle Regine (Umbria, Italy)
Grappa Le Vigne di Castelluccio
Castello delle Regine (Umbria, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Nannoni)
Raw matter: Pomace of Merlot
Price: € 21.00 - 70cl Score:
This grappa is limpid, crystalline and colorless. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of black cherry, plum, violet, hazelnut 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, balanced sweetness, pleasing smoothness. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and plum. Alcohol 42%.



Grappa Rubello, Vicara (Piedmont, Italy)
Grappa Rubello
Vicara (Piedmont, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Rosignano Cellamonte)
Raw matter: Pomace of Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo
Price: € 15.84 - 50cl Score:
This grappa is limpid, crystalline and colorless. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of plum, violet, hazelnut, black cherry and raspberry, 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 plum and black cherry. This grappa is distilled with a bainmarie alembic still. Alcohol 40%.








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

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