The spirit of the region
In the eighties, we decided to enhance the value of the land around our distillery with a focus on the distillation of native varieties, such as the Cruajo, Fior d’Arancio and Amarone grapes. These are some examples of targeted distillation. Not surprisingly, our distillery was established in the heart of the winemaking country between Vicenza and Padua.
Beginning in the early eighties (look page Present), we at the Brunello family started making a few changes in our distillery. These choices were inspired more by passion than by a mere economic vision.
We decided, in fact, to abandon the production of mono-varietal grappa made from international grape varieties and to focus on native grapes, so to embrace our connection with the region.
Not surprisingly, our distillery was established in the heart of the winemaking country between Vicenza and Padua.
On the hills around Breganze, our family discovered an ancient variety of grape, native to the region, which had almost completely disappeared: it was the Cruajo. A grape variety that expert winemaker never abandoned.
With regard to pomace, we acquired the Carmenère in the Berico Hills and the Moscato Fior d’Arancio in the Euganean Hills. The latter has proven to be a successful choice, what with the numerous awards received so far. The latest being the gold medal at the 2015 “Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles” (Look awards and recognition).
These are just some examples of our search for grape varieties that has spanned the entire country. We Brunello brothers have sought to “distill not only the grape pomaces, but also the “spirit” of each territory, while respecting diversity and striving for uniqueness.