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Grappa di Franciacorta, Ricci Curbastro (Lombardy, Italy)
Grappa di Franciacorta
Ricci Curbastro (Lombardy, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Peroni Maddalena)
Raw matter: Pomace of Franciacorta
Price: € 19.75 - 70cl Score:
This grappa is colorless, transparent and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of apple, hawthorn, pear, 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 roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, hazelnut and licorice. This grappa is produced with a steam operated alembic still. Alcohol 45%.








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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 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
4 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
5 Merlot 2004, Castello delle Regine (Italy)
6 Barolo Sorano 2004, Alario (Italy)
7 Villa Gresti 2004, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
8 Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2004, Adanti (Italy)
9 Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva Thea 2005, Tre Monti (Italy)
10 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
11 Moscato d'Asti 2007, Vignaioli di S. Stefano (Italy)
12 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
13 San Leonardo 2001, Tenuta San Leonardo (Italy)
14 Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Anni 2005, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
15 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Monte Sant'Urbano 2004, Speri (Italy)

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