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Grappa di Amarone is complex, powerful, intense and spicy, with balancing floral & red fruit aromatics, all come together in harmony. Read More
Grappa di Amarone is complex, powerful, intense and spicy, with balancing floral & red fruit aromatics, all come together in harmony.
Vittorio Capovilla or “Il Capo” as they call him, is unquestionably one of the greatest distillers in Europe, and certainly unsurpassed in Italy. He is responsible for producing what are considered to be some of the best, if not the best Grappas and fruit distillates available on the market. The sourcing of the musts to make these grappe is as important as the distillation itself. Vittorio seeks out the must according to the quality of the grapes each year from a vast array of producers to use in the grappe. The must is distilled using a baine-marie method in custom made small copper stills, this distils the grappa at a low temperature, very slowly. Though this method is time consuming it extracts the maximum amount of flavours and aromas from the must. The first part of the distillation contains toxic methyl alcohol and the last part of the distillation contains undesirable elements such as seed oils and other unpleasantries. These parts are therefore discarded and what is left is the clean and pure heart of the grappa. The grappa is left to age for a few years before being cut with the freshest spring water which reduces the alcohol substantially.
Each bottle is unique, the label handwritten and hand sealed using wax.
While we may not be expert distillers ourselves, we think we can get to grips with the philosophy of the Capovilla Distillery: the tastier the fruit, the better the final product.
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