Monovarietal Grappa “Bricco degli Apostoli”
Moscato Affinato, cl. 70, 42°.
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The vine
Moscato d’Asti is a Docg white berry vine. Its production area includes Asti and
Alessandria province, and a little part of Cuneo commune: 52 communes on the whole.
Leaf is trilobated but you can find it also five sized; bunch is instead long and
cylindrical. Grape is medium size, spherical and with thin, yellow-green skin.
Organoleptic-sensory notes
Clear with amber-coloured reflections; elegant, harmonious and marked at the
olfaction. Aging process makes tannic structure and soft hint more consistent adding
a special vanilla and cacao scent.
Refining process
Just distilled mono-varietal grappa is stored for a period no less than 6 months in tanks
made in Inox steel; while refined Muscat and Barolo need a refining process lasting at
least 18 months in a 225 lt. barrique made in French durmast essence, Allier and Cher
wood 3 years seasoned. This process let the product gets the typical amber colour
characterized by a soft and vanilla savour.
Coupling
Excellent as digestive after meal and with milk or dark chocolate, good also with small
pastries, cookies or tartlets.
Temperature of service
Aged grappa are served at about 17° C. If you have any doubts, it would be better to
taste grappa cooler, in facts, before drinking it, it is always possible to warm it holding
the glass in the palm of the hand.
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