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Grappa di Brunello di Montalcino, Donatella Cinelli Colombini (Tuscany, Italy)
Grappa di Brunello di Montalcino
Donatella Cinelli Colombini (Tuscany, Italy)
(Distiller: Distillerie Bonollo)
Raw matter: Pomace of Brunello di Montalcino
Price: € 18.00 - 70cl Score: Wine that excels in its category
This grappa is colorless, limpid and crystalline. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas of cherry, plum, violet, beeswax and hazelnut. 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 cherry and plum. This grappa is distilled with a discontinuous and steam operated alembic still and ages for 6 months in oak casks. Alcohol 42%.



Grappa di Prosecco, Carpenč Malvolti (Veneto, Italy)
Grappa di Prosecco
Carpenè Malvolti (Veneto, Italy)
Raw matter: Pomace of Prosecco
Price: € 13.80 - 50cl Score:
This grappa is colorless, limpid and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of pear, apple, wistaria, hazelnut and pineapple, 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, balanced. The finish is persistent with flavors of pear, apple and pineapple. This grappa is distilled with a discontinuous steam operated alembic still. Alcohol 40%.








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

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