MAROLO ACQUAVITE PEARMarolo Distillery
Name: Marolo Acquavite Pear
Grape: Not a grape, made with pears
Paolo Marolo has been distilling grappa for more than 35 years, using his own hands to craft spirit of the highest quality. Paolo’s friendly nature is infectious, and his love of his work as ‘maestro grappaiolo’ is as unquestionable as the class of his product. Perhaps it is this character that means names such as Conterno, Revello, Vajra, Oddero, Sandrone, Elio Altare and others deal exclusively with Paolo, supplying him with the freshest and highest quality marc from which he crafts his remarkable spirits. This, the depth of the range and the evocative packaging are likely to create a cult following.
Marolo's Acquavite are whole fruits, distilled in much the same way as grappa. Because the whole fruit is used, this results in a softer spirit although it is much the same in alcohol content. Ripe, soft pears abound on the nose and are followed through in the full but dry palate, and the whole thing is packed nicely with racy, tingling acidity.