Terrossa, the new grappa dedicated to Antonio Fogazzaro has been born. As anyone from Vicenza knows, this year is the one hundred year anniversary of Antonio Fogazzaro’s death, but perhaps not everyone knows that Fogazzaro was particularly linked to the town of Montegalda. In his 1901 novel Piccolo Mondo Moderno (Little Modern World) he wrote about the villa that for years the inhabitants of Montegaldo have called the Villa Roi which is known today as Villa Fogazzaro – Colbacchini, and a place where our grappas were at home. Here the writer spent a lot of time, given that his grandfather Luigi was the owner. Today the villa can still be visited as the home of the prestigious Veneto Bell Museum.
One hundred years after his death we could not fail to commemorate the Vicentine writer by dedicating a brandy to him.
The Terrossa grappa comes from the pomace of red grapes. But it was not only for the colour of the grapes that we chose this name. It seems that Terrossa was also the name of the wine that was produced at the Villa Fogazzaro – Colbacchini family farm. Who knows if Fogazzaro might have sipped it while writing his novels.
This grappa was born between myth and reality. And now you are all invited to the distillery to taste it!