A high quality grappa from Villa de Varda, owned by the aristocratic Dolzan family.
The family estate dates back to 1678, and they have been distilling since 1800, when Michele Dolzan began to practice the art. The current head of the family, Cav. Luigi Dolzan (Cav. Is the title given to some Italian knights) has continued the business.
Here the craft of grappa making is treated with reverence. Only the freshest and most ripe grape pomace of single vine origin is used to make their grappa. The spirit is distilled very slowly in traditional copper discontinuous stills.
This bottling has been made with Teroldego grapes, a red grape that has an ancient history and is known for its spicy, snappy acidity. After distillation, the spirit has been aged for a time in oak casks.
The result is a soft, floral grappa with notes of rich ripe grapes, vanilla, star anise, peppery spice, green wood, slight oak, almond, green apples, cloves, pineapple and subtle coffee.
The grappa is beautifully presented in a decanter style bottling with a handsome presentation box.