Barale, Aged Grappa di Barolo
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Barale, Aged Grappa di Barolo

Item # 35074 750mL
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40.00%
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Tasting Notes

Each harvest after vinifying their world renowned Barolo wines the Barale family distills a precious amount of the pomace and ages the new make distillate in select French Oak casks for two years. Like their wines the result is a spirit that is decadent and elegant with heady notes that flow from the glass in ordered procession with notes that include jasmine, vine flowers, Mandarin orange peels, assam tea, vanilla, cardamom, and exotic spices. One of the best grappas around especially at this value.


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Staff Pick Notes

Believe it or not commercially “grape must” in Italy must be sold off to grappa distilleries. Because of this there is an abundance of grappa and much of it gives the category a bad name. But sometimes it’s an opportunity! Barale is a small wine producer in Piedmont that has been quietly making fantastic wines for years so when i discovered that they also had a grappa I was excited! Classic and rich without being too funky or intense this grappa offers a deep round sweet richness that grappa lovers will love and it just might win over a few haters as well!

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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