Grappa made from 100% Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy.
HISTORY: Mazzetti d'Altavilla is a historic grappa factory of Piedmont which, since 1846, has distilled only grape marc (the refuse of grapes or other fruit that has been pressed for winemaking; an alcoholic spirit distilled from this) produced in this land, coming from the noblest grapes of Piedmont, including Barolo and Barbaresco. The close link with its land is one of the core values of the company's philosophy.
ABOUT: Mazzetti d'Altavilla, now in its seventh generation, is situated in the small village of Altavilla Monferrato (in the province of Alessandria) in the heart of Piedmont's hills. The production is carried out from the main product, that is grappa, in its different variants: ‘young’ grappa, ‘aged’ grappa, and Reserve. Altogether, fifteen vineyards of Piedmont are distilled separately in order to create the single varietal grappa.
TASTING NOTES: Pale Lemon-Juice hue. Initial nosings detect Musty, Ripe Fruit Pomace aromas; aeration releases succulent scents of Banana, Peach and Pear. Palate entry is ripe and sweet; midpalate shows concentrated Pear, Yellow-Plum and White-Raisin tastes. The finish and aftertaste is full, moderately sweet and very long. Superbly satisfying and graceful.
FOOD PAIRING: Pair this wine with Fruits, Desserts and Pastries, or serve as a Digestif after dinner.