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Bonollo

Bonollo
Grappa of Amarone Barrique

Category: Grappa

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 42%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$70.00

Bonollo
Grappa of Amarone Barrique

Category: Grappa

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 42%
Clear bright golden amber color. Lively, attractive aromas of suede, dried stone fruits, chocolate nuts, and spicy rye bread and maple sap with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long vanilla cola, straw mat, mint cream, and limestone finish. A spicy, earthy, well aged grappa that will conclude a meal nicely.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Complex, fruity & spicy
Aroma Aroma: suede, dried stone fruits, chocolate nuts, and spicy rye bread and maple sap
Taste Flavor: vanilla cola, straw mat, mint cream, and limestone
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Hot Buttered Rum, Gin Apple Cider, Pisco Sour
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, earthy, well aged grappa that will conclude a meal nicely.
The Producer

Distillerie Bonollo Umberto

The Producer
Via G. Galilei 6
Mestrino, 35035
Italy
39 -3346624168
Grappa
Spirits Glass Copita Clear.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Pomace Brandy (Italian Grappa and French Marc are the best-known examples) is Brandy made from the pressed grape pulp, skins, and stems that remain after the grapes are crushed and pressed to extract most of the juice for wine. Pomace Brandies, which are usually minimally aged and seldom see wood, are an acquired taste. They often tend to be rather raw, although they can offer a fresh, fruity aroma of the type of grape used, a characteristic that is lost in regular oak-aged Brandy.

Italy produces a substantial amount of Grappa, both of the raw, firewater variety and the more elegant, artisanal efforts that are made from one designated grape type and frequently packaged in hand-blown bottles. Both types of Grappa can be unaged or aged for a few years in old casks that will tame the hard edge of the spirit without imparting much flavor or color. Marc from France is produced in all of the nations wine-producing regions, but is mostly consumed locally. Marc de gewürztraminer from Alsace is particularly noteworthy because it retains some of the distinctive perfumed nose and spicy character of the grape. California pomace Brandies from the United States are broadly in the Italian style and are usually called Grappas, even when they are made from non-Italian grape varieties. This is also true of the pomace Brandies from Canada.
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