Product: 6 months in barriques of oak give this young grappa a softer (morbide, as the Italians call it) nature. Marc is sourced from around the Roero, Barolo and Barbaresco districts, and Nebbiolo’s spice and florals are present, along with the oak’s subtle influence. Aldo Conterno, Luciano Sandrone and Fratelli Revello are amongst suppliers of the base product.
Region: Alba, Piedmont
Producer Info: 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.