An elegant, effusive expression of both the varietal character of the grape and the timehonored traditions of fermentation and alembic distillation, our Grappa is carefully crafted to an unparalleled standard of quality. We harvest aromatic white varietals at optimum ripeness and lightly press sending the free-run juice to become wine and saving pomace that still holds a high percentage of juice for grappa. The skins and pulp are immediately covered with water to prevent oxidation and fermented with yeasts selected for optimum aromatic expression. So lightly pressed is the pomace that it often reaches 15-16 brix when rehydrated. After fermentation is complete, the “second wine” is distilled in our hand-hammered, alembic copper pot still. Only the heart of hearts, the very best portion of the distillate, is retained for this special bottling. Though grappa is our most limited-production spirit, it also holds a special place in our canon - it was our very first offering back in 1997!
2nd Place Eau de Vie / Brandy - Sip Northwest, Best of the Northwest