Clear Creek Grappa of Pinot Grigio
Clear Creek // Oregon, USA
This grappa from Clear Creek is distilled from pomace from 100% pinot grigio grapes from the Pacific Northwest. Once the wine is made, the pomace (skins, seeds, etc.) left over from the fermentation and pressing are removed. The dry pommace is then itself fermented and distilled. This is sold in both 375ml and 750ml sized bottles.
Grappa/MarcEau-de-vie that is distilled from the pomace (seeds, stems, skins) left over from winemaking. Typically only grapes are used, but other fruit is acceptable. Can be aged in wood. No specific length of time required.
"The white grape skins come across very clearly and cleanly. On the palate, you get some bitterness...it is after all, a grappa. The product is lively and after a few sips, the essence of the fruit stays with you. Should be enjoyed slightly chilled and unadulterated; a semi-soft cheese like Taleggio would take it over the top."