Nardini Grappa Bianca
Nardini // Italy
Bortolo Nardini founded his distillery in 1779. Steam distillation was introduced in 1860, and the distillery was renamed Bartolo Nardini Distilleria a Vapor. Over the next century and more, the distillery continued to move and expand to meet overwhelming demand. Clear and un-aged, Nardini Grappa Bianca is twice-distilled from the pomace of cabernet, merlot, pinot bianco, and fruilana (tocai) grapes. Distillation takes place from October to May. The spirit is reduced to 50% ABV before packaging.
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.
"Nardini's 100 proof grappa is hot on the nose with a slightly medicinal aroma, but on the palate it offers rich flavors of black cherry, almond, and leather, finishing with a touch of vanilla. It's a bracing spirit, but its subtleties unfold over time and reward coming back for more."