Bonollo Grappa OF Amarone Barrique
Bonollo // Veneto, Italy
The Bonollo family traces its distilling history back to 1908 and has acquired other companies dating back to the 1800s in Northeast Italy’s Veneto region. Amarone — a rich, red wine made with dried grapes — is the region’s most celebrated wine and provides the base for this luxurious grappa. The spare-no-expense ethos extends to the aging regime which occurs in small oak barrels for maximum extraction.
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 dense, golden color of this grappa is a good hint to its rich and decadent character. Some of the spirit’s initial earthy flavors are there, but more present is the plush influence of oak which shows as vanilla and toasted saw dust. The time in wood has also unlocked more rich fruit flavors such as roasted fig, golden raisins, and apple crumb cake. Perhaps a bit heavy on the barrel flavors for people looking for an invigorating end to a meal, but for those who want something with a bit more pizzaz, this is a knockout."