A tasty single cask Villa de Varda grappa from the Trentino region of Northern Italy, that has been made using Pinot Nero red wine grapes.
Pinot Nero, or Pinot Noir is currently one of the most popular red wines on the market, and is also used to make Champagne and other sparkling white wines. The grape is prized for its ability to produce low-tannin, medium bodied wines with berry flavours.
The pomace is collected fresh, often still dripping with juice, and fermented using Villa de Varda’s particularly selected yeast strains. Distillation occurs in traditional, non-continuous copper stills. The spirit has been aged for a time in a single oak barrique, with a medium char.
The result is an intense and rich grappa, with flavours of dense grapes and dried fruit, apricots, plums, cherries, blackberries, almonds, toffee, oak, mixed spice and some slight pepper.
Just 368 bottles were produced.