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Le Giare

Le Giare
Gewürztraminer Grappa

Category: Grappa

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 41%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65.00

Le Giare
Gewürztraminer Grappa

Category: Grappa

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 41%
Golden yellow color. Lively aromas and flavors of spice cake, fruit salad, suede, and peony with a silky, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with elements of potpourri, cherry bubblegum, minerals, and cedar with light oak. A very tasty and stylish grappa.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spice cake, fruit salad, suede, and peony
Taste Flavor: potpourri, cherry bubblegum, minerals, and cedar
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Caipirinha, Pisco Punch, Pisco Sour
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty and stylish grappa.
The Producer

Distilleria Marzadro

The Producer
Via Per Brancolino
Nogaredo, Trento 10-38060
Italy
39 -0464 304555
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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