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Alexander

Alexander
Grappa Bianca

Category: Grappa

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$37.99

Alexander
Grappa Bianca

Category: Grappa

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Confected aromas of green pear, tutti fruiti candies, banana marshmallow, guayabana, crisp raw asparagus, and sunflower seeds with a velvety, crisp, fruity light body and a warming, intriguing, medium-length dandelion, marjoram, chamomile tea, banana leaf, and ground peppercorns finish. A fruit-forward Grappa with a friendly nose and a palate reminiscent of the summer countryside.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: green pear, tutti fruiti candies, banana marshmallow, guayabana, crisp raw asparagus, and sunflower seeds
Taste Flavor: dandelion, marjoram, chamomile tea, banana leaf, and ground peppercorns
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Pisco Sour, Espresso Martini, Pisco Sour
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward Grappa with a friendly nose and a palate reminiscent of the summer countryside.

The Producer or Importer

Palm Bay International

The Producer or  Importer
48 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
USA
1 800-872-5622

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Grappa

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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.