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Pietro Gallo Estate

Pietro Gallo Estate
Grappa Di Prosecco

Category: Grappa

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 42%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$70

Pietro Gallo Estate
Grappa Di Prosecco

Category: Grappa

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 42%
Silver color. Aromas of wool, parmesan rind, plantain peel, and charred cereals with a glycerous, vibrant, fruity light body and a silky, medium-length tangerine, lavender, jasmine, apple liqueur, and nickel finish. A crafty grappa with a bright and fruity center.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Funky & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: wool, parmesan rind, plantain peel, and charred cereals
Taste Flavor: tangerine, lavender, jasmine, apple liqueur, and nickel
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: French 75, Pisco Punch, Pisco Sour
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crafty grappa with a bright and fruity center.

The Importer

Pietro Gallo Estate

The Importer
54-56 Brumbys Road
Warrandyte South Victoria, 3134
Australia
-+61 3 9844 4676

Their Portfolio

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.