An excellent, unaged grappa from the Villa de Varda distillery, found in Trentino, Northern Italy.
“Monovitigno” translates as ‘single grape’, as this grappa has been made using just one grape variety’s pomace. In this case it is Teroldego, largely grown in the Trentino region. An ancient grape, which is related to Syrah, Teroldego produces a spicy, fruity wine, with a good level of acidity.
These qualities make the grape an ideal contender for grappa production. The pomace is harvested still dripping with wine, and fermented with specially selected yeast strains. Villa de Varda maintain traditional copper discontinuous stills with which to create their spirit.
This grappa puts the flavours of the grape pomace first and foremost, with notes of spiced red fruit, grapes, green wood, herbs, flowers, powdered sugar, vanilla, and peppery alcoholic spice.
A wonderfully vivid grappa, that is ideal for sharpening the appetite before a meal.