Another superb “monovitigno”, or single grape, grappa from Villa de Varda.
This time round they’ve used Müller-Thurgau, a relatively recent addition to winemaking. Created in 1882, by Hermann Müller, who crossed Riesling with Madeleine Royale. The grape is common in Germany, and produces an off-dry wine.
This is an unaged grappa that offers a clear flavour of the grape pomace. The pomace itself is harvested fresh, and fermented with the Villa de Varda’s specially selected yeasts. Distillation happens in discontinuous copper stills.
The bottling delivers notes of almond, powdered sugar, white grapes, lime rind, vanilla and peppery spice.
Bright and spritely, this is a sharp and enjoyable grappa.