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DISTILLATION

Three essential elements:

Experience, Quality and Craftsmanship

A high-quality product is the result of the balance between the type of still, the quality of the raw materials and, above all, the expertise of the “Master Distiller”, acquired over many years.

The distillation system at the Brunello Distillery is entirely made of copper, as dictated by tradition.

 

A high-quality product is the result of the balance between the type of still, the quality of the raw materials and, above all, the expertise of the “Master Distiller”, acquired over many years.

By looking at, touching and smelling the pomace, our two Master Distillers Stefano and Giovanni Brunello know just how it must be processed, in order to obtain optimal results with respect to both fragrance and taste.

The distillation system at the Brunello Distillery is entirely made of copper, as dictated by tradition. This is one of the few historical stills in operation. It is composed of four boilers and is direct steam operated, at low pressure and low temperatures.

As in the past, the crimson pomace begins distillation as soon as it arrives from the cellars, so that its rich fragrance is transferred entirely to the grappa. 

At one time, white pomace was not considered to be of great interest. However, it is now being used: before distillation, it is expertly stored in small containers for 2 to 3 weeks.

This provides the ideal environment for the sugars to transform into alcohol, yielding a better product in terms of both quality and quantity.

The selection of raw material suppliers is decisive. Indeed, the pomace must arrive at the distillery fresh from fermentation and at the appropriate humidity level.

For this reason, we at the Brunello Distillery rely on companies with whom we have maintained strong relationships for decades. Our suppliers process raw materials with all the care and attention necessary to ensure that the product arriving at the distillery is of the very best quality. Our suppliers are both small producers and large wine-making families.