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Grappa di Amarone, Ca' Rugate (Veneto, Italy)
Grappa di Amarone
Ca' Rugate (Veneto, Italy)
(Distiller: Distilleria Maschio Pietro)
Raw matter: Pomace of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Price: € 16.90 - 50cl Score:
This grappa has a pale golden yellow color, limpid and crystalline. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas of blackberry, plum, chocolate, vanilla, honey, hazelnut and tobacco, 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, pleasing roundness, balanced sweetness. The finish is persistent with flavors of blackberry, plum, honey and hazelnut. This grappa is distilled with a discontinuous steam operated alembic still and ages in cask for about 6-9 months.








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The best 15 wines according to DiWineTaste's readers. To express your best three wines send us an E-mail or fill in the form available at our WEB site.


Rank Wine, Producer
1 Aglianico del Vulture La Firma 2004, Cantine del Notaio (Italy)
2 Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2004, Adanti (Italy)
3 Blanc des Rosis 2006, Schiopetto (Italy)
4 Barolo Sorano 2004, Alario (Italy)
5 Barolo Bussia 2001, Prunotto (Italy)
6 Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Anni 2005, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
7 Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2004, Russiz Superiore (Italy)
8 Brunello di Montalcino Progetto Prime Donne 2004, Donatella Cinelli Colombini (Italy)
9 Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva Thea 2005, Tre Monti (Italy)
10 Arkezia Muffo di San Sisto 2004, Fazi Battaglia (Italy)
11 Aglianico del Vulture Il Repertorio 2006, Cantine del Notaio (Italy)
12 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2003, Arnaldo Caprai (Italy)
13 Trento Brut Riserva Methius 2004, Dorigati (Italy)
14 Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2005, Sandrone (Italy)
15 Chianti Classico Riserva 2005, Capannelle (Italy)

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