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.
Long ageing in oak barriques changes the flavour characteristics of fine grappa. This 20 year old grappa di Barolo shows more developed characters of pepper, cloves, nutmeg and tobacco. The palate is powerful but balanced with complexity and finesse and shows jam, canned fruit, baked apple, prune, raisin, almond and walnut.
Ageing: 20 years in barrique