Another fantastic single-grape variety from Marolo, a distillery based in Piedmont that has been in the business since 1977.
Marolo place a strong emphasis on the importance of terroir. As such, they choose their grape pomace, carefully, sourcing it from smaller producers. This grappa is made with Pigato pomace from the Liguria region of North West Italy, which borders Marolo’s home in Piedmont. Pigato means “spotted”, a name gained by the spots that appear on the white grapes when they are ripe. It typically produces a full bodied, fruit-leaning wine.
The pomace has been held for some time in oak barrels prior to distillation, which occurs in a single alembic. The spirit is aged in stainless steel tanks, prior to a short maturation in oak casks for a few months.
Bright and vivid with notes of grapes, grassy wood, slightly savoury herbs, peppery spice, sugar, a touch of vanilla and cinnamon spice.
This is a bold grappa that encapsulates the flavour of the grape. Would make a perfect aperitif.