Pilzer Grappa di Moscato Giallo (1x50cl)
Region: Trentino Alto Adige
Grape Variety: Muscat
Bottle Size: 50cl
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Product Code: NWGR0010FNVS
The Pilzer distillery was founded in 1957 by Bruno Pilzer's father. It is situated in the Val di Cembra in the heart of Trentino (not far from Cesconi). The majority of the grapes used in the production of their grappe come from the Val di Cembra or Lavis so are distilled soon after the fermentation is complete. Pilzer looks out for the very best raw materials, saying 'You cannot make a good grappa from poor grapes'. Another of Pilzer's 'secrets' came from a visit to Scotland many years ago: "I saw that in the production of whisky, they dispensed with the 'heads' and 'tails' of the distillate, as these contained greater levels of unclean higher alcohols. Although this is not standard in the production of grappa, when we introduced it we found we produced a much cleaner grappa." Each variety is distilled in a different way in order to retain as much of the character of the grape as possible. The grappe are then held in tank at a high alcohol level until just before bottling to keep them fresh.
The grapes are from vineyards situated in the lower Val di Cembra and the Adige Valley in Trentino.
The fresh, unfermented Moscato Giallo marc arrives at the distillery. The grape marc is then fermented. For the distillation, the still is heated gradually in order to retain as much of the character of the grape as possible. The grappa is then held in tank at a high alcohol level until just before bottling in order to retain its freshness.
Delicate with an aromatic, fresh grapey nose with a hint of spice. Intense on the palate with a long finish.