MAROLO GRAPPA DI AMARONEMarolo Distillery
Region: Alba, Piedmonte
Producer Info: Founded in 1977 in Alba, Italy, proprietor and head distiller Paolo Marolo creates his grappa by following two simple rules: source superior, single varietal pomace and press it as soon as possible. Freshness is so essential to Paolo that he keeps his discontinuous “Bain Marie” copper stills running around the clock during the harvest season.
The discontinuous distillation method is more expensive than the modern, automated alternative and requires a great deal of experience and confidence on the part of the distiller. However, this traditional approach is favored because it allows him to manually control the pace and evolution of the distillation. Over the years, Paolo has successfully developed key relationships with wineries throughout Italy to secure the finest pomace for Grappa Marolo.
Tasting Note: This Amarone grappa features all excellent characteristics of the variety and the aging in barriques gives it the particular deep amber color. It has fruity cherry notes along with those of almonds, hazelnuts and at the end, mint and anise. Balsamic and herbal flavors are also perceptible.
Alcohol %: 45%