Hello Grappa in Pictures

I drink Grappa all year long but as the weather turns colder and the holiday seasons is under way I tend to think of Grappa more often.

While writing on another subject I came across a number of pictures of my last “Hello Grappa” trip that I wanted to share.   As I looked through my photos, I sipped a glass of grappa and enjoyed a grappa brownie that Michele had made. For more on Grappa see Hello GrappaDistilleria Marzadp,  Grappa Cocktails

The first stop  was the Bonollo distillery near Padua (Trento)

Bonollo

Elvio Bonollo after the Grappa tasting

Bonollo- The vinaccia, after it has been distilled.

 Grappa Prosecco

Grappa Amarone

Our next stop was the Bottega Distillery in Bibano di Godega (Veneto)

Before the tour of the distillery and the grappa tasting we had the chance to see a glass blowing demonstration

The result

A Grappa Masterclass with the enologist Lorenza Scollo who is very interesting and knowledgeable 

Tasting Grappa with another Grappa lover Tom Maresca at Bottega

Grappa Prosecco


Grappa Bianca

Grappa Moscato

Grappa in Barrique

That night we had dinner with the dynamic and entertaining Sandro Bottega

We also visited the Bepi Tosolini Distillery in Udine (Friuli-Venezia-Giulia)

Lisa Tosolini giving us a tour of the distillery 

Most of the barrels have been signed by visitors to the Distillery. Michele had been here on another press trip but could not find the barrel she signed the first time so she signed another barrel.

I even signed a barrique!

 

Must

The vinaccia (must) going into the still

Individual tasting sheets for the tasting conducted by Lisa, very interesting and informative.

Grappa Friulano

 Most

Grappa Ramandolo

We also tasted a unique Smoked Grappa, almost like an island scotch

Next stop was the Castagner Distillery in Treviso (Trento)

Giulia Castagner

Making Grappa 

It is all done by computer 

Giulia conducted a  tasting for us of a number of Grappas

Grappa Riserva Leon 7 years old

Grappa Brunello di Montalcino

Last but not least was the G Bertagnolli Distillery in Mezzacorona ( Trento)

Stefano Pederiva, the export manager explained how grappa is made

Stefano conducted a Grappa tasting

Aged Grappa Gran Grappino

Traditional Grappa from Trentino

5 year old Grappa in barrique


I was very impressed with all of the grappa that I tasted. Today there is a grappa for every taste:  traditional white Grappa, Grappa aged in different size barrels and woods, Grappa aged in used port barrels, smoked Grappa, Grappa aged in amphora and Grappa aged in barriques.

 

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