Young Aromatic Grappa
This grappa is made from aromatic pomace of the Fior d’Arancio Moscato grape variety grown on the Euganean Hills of the Veneto region (DOCG labelled, i.e. controlled and guaranteed designation of origin). The first to mention this unique variety of grapes was poet Francesco Petrarca back in the 1300s, when he called it “Moscato Sirio”. Up until the middle of the last century, it was successfully cultivated on the Euganean Hills with the name of “Moscato Arancio”. However, due to problems connected with its late ripening, the cultivation of this grape variety was almost completely abandoned. Only the persistence and passion of some small producers saved Moscato Fior d’Arancio from extinction.
Traditional method distillery
FRATELLI BRUNELLO’s distillery, has used since the beginning a few discontinuous stills that are still in operation. It provides low-pressure direct steam at low temperatures. It consists of 4 copper heating boilers, just like the traditional system.
The distillation cycle is very slow and involves the processing of small batches of pomace. Each distillation cycle lasts one hour to one hour and a half.
After distillation, the Grappa Moscato Fior d’Arancio is stored in inert stainless steel tanks for a period of two to three years. During this time, the taste rounds out and the grappa’s aromatic tasty and olfactory characteristics develop.
Grappa Moscato Fior d’Arancio has a highly intense fragrance and harmonious taste. Its well-defined aroma of Moscato is followed by delicate hints of orange peel and rose petals. It gives off the best of itself in its aftertaste. This grappa’s elegant finish makes it unique and interesting, it adapts even for the summer season, when served chilled.
Serving and pairing
It should be served between 10° and 13° C in a small tulip-shaped glass. It pairs extremely well with blue cheese, with any chocolate parfait, with fruit-based ice cream or with Sicilian cassata.
This Grappa Moscato Fior d’Arancio has won the Gold Medal at the 2015 Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
Alcohol content and packaging
43 Alc. – 500 ml hand-numbered boxed bottle with the indication of the vintage year.