Villa de Varda are based in the northern Italian region of Trentino, and produce some superb aged grappas. This is one such example.
Named ‘Trie Grappa’, likely in a reference to the three different grape pomaces used (Pinot Blanc, Muller Thurgau and Teroldego), and the three years it is has been aged.
Villa de Varda prize the freshest pomace possible, and often collect it still dripping with wine. They use yeast that they have selected precisely for their grappas, with acidity and flavour in mind. Distillation occurs in traditional copper alembics.
The spirit has been aged for three years in French oak casks with a medium char. The result is a well balanced grappa, with the maturation taking the edge of the spirit, without overwhelming the flavour of the fruit.
The grappa possesses flavours of flowers, vanilla, plums, orange peel, tannic wine, green grapes, liquorice, walnuts, oak, apricot, almond, dried fruit and a touch of amaretto biscuit.
A top quality grappa, perfect for after dinner sipping.