Sarpa di Poli
Poli 1898 // Veneto , Italy
Sarpa di Poli comes from the Poli family in northern Italy who have been distilling grappa for over 100 years. "Sarpa" in the Venetian dialect means "grape pomace" which is the foundation for grappa. This bottling is a blend of grappas made from the pomace or skins of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
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.
"Grappa's reputation as a rough spirit is belied by this soft, approachable spirit from Poli. The aroma is clean with a touch of marshmallow, and on the palate the grappa offers notes of ripe red fruit with strong floral overtones and a hint of vanilla. The finish is pleasantly sweet. Sarpa di Poli shows off the softer side of grappa."