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Grappa: What is it?
Grappa: What is it?
Grappa is made from grape seeds, stalks and stems leftover from wine-making. Grappa production is an example of a circular economy. It has always been about zero waste. It is not light in alcohol -- it averages 37.5 to 60% alcohol by volume.
How is Authentic Italian Grappa Made?
Distillation does not only aim to extract alcohol from the pomace but also to capture its aromas, which is a key characteristic in grappa. A good Grappa can capture the essence of the grape varieties used to make it. It may even be able to express a distinct terroir (just as wine).
The pomace is mixed with water steam and heated to begin distillation. This allows the mixture, which is super potent, to separate. It can then be bottled and aged up to six months.
Grappa was first made using a mix-and-match approach. They used pomace from many grapes. Producers began to experiment with making Grappa with one grape, which gave rise to a better quality drink. They also started to experiment with wood barrel aging for a richer flavour.
Grappa today is protected under European law. Grappa is a G.I. Grappa is a Geographical Indication, protected under European Regulation N.2008/110 and Regulation N.2019/787, originating in Italy. This territory gives Grappa its unique qualities! It must be made in Italy, using only pomace and following a particular distillation process to qualify as "Grappa". Now you can enjoy this amazing drink in your home thanks to Wine Cart.
How Do I Drink Grappa?
You can now find both aged and young Grappa in high-quality, but each one will be different! As a digestif, it should be served in small glasses weighing approximately one to two ounces. Grappa is also used in cocktail mixes by mixologists these days for a unique twist.
It is great on its own, but it can also be mixed with a hot shot of espresso to make caffecorretto. This is "corrected coffee". After finishing your espresso shot, you can add a few drops to the cup and swirl it around. Then, you'll be able to sip it back. Resentin is a term for this ritual, which means "little rinser".
Are you passionate about Italian Grappa?
Explore our Wine Cart online store and purchase some Grappa, and the great news is there are many wonderful drinks to choose from.
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