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Grappa di Vallocaia, Bindella (Tuscany, Italy)
Grappa di Vallocaia
Bindella (Tuscany, Italy)
(Distiller: Distillerie Berta)
Raw matter: Pomace of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Price: € 24.00 - 50cl Score: Wine that excels in its category
This grappa is limpid, crystalline and colorless. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of raspberry, strawberry, black cherry and violet, 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, evident sweetness, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of raspberry and black cherry. This grappa is distilled with a steam operated alembic still. Alcohol 42%.



Grappa Riserva Merlot Le Vigne di Castelluccio, Castello delle Regine (Umbria, Italy)
Grappa Riserva Merlot Le Vigne di Castelluccio
Castello delle Regine (Umbria, Italy)
(Distiller: Distillerie Nannoni)
Raw matter: Pomace of Merlot
Price: € 27.00 - 70cl Score:
This grappa shows a golden yellow color, limpid and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of plum, black cherry, tobacco, praline, vanilla, chocolate, honey 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 roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, black cherry, hazelnut and honey. This grappa is distilled with a steam operated alembic still and ages in barrique for at least 4 years. Alcohol 42%.








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

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