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Grappa

An all Italian product

Grappa is exclusively Italian, by law, tradition and culture. Grappa can only be called such if the pomace comes from grapes that are produced, vinified and distilled exclusively in Italy.

The following are the six areas producing traditional grappa: Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto Friuli and Sicily.

While there are many etymological theories regarding the origin of the word ‘grappa’, it is most likely derived from the Medieval Latin grappulus, meaning “bunch of grapes”. One thing is certain though: grappa is exclusively Italian, by law, tradition and culture.

Grappa is the spirit obtained by distilling fermented pomace. Its true and proper controlled origin is assured, with its production exclusively reserved for our country, by a European Union decree. Grappa can only be called such if the pomace comes from grapes that are produced, vinified and distilled exclusively in Italy.

Although it can be produced anywhere in the national territory, the following areas are recognized as “traditional” (according to EC Regulation no. 110/2008): Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli and Sicily.

It is typical of our region, Veneto, and particularly of the district of Vicenza, where grappa represents the territory’s most characteristic tradition, with the oldest distilleries in Italy.

Once a part of the humble diet of farmers, today it has become a highly valued liquor. Unique in the world, grappa is an essence containing, in just a few drops, all the artisan knowledge and experience at the heart of its production.