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Classification

How to classify Grappa

Varietals

  • Mono-varietal Grappa: distilled from a single grape variety.
  • Multi-varietal Grappa: distilled from multiple grape varieties.

Grappa can be named after wines with Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin if the raw materials come from the grapes used in the production of said wines.

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How to classify Grappa

Classification based on aging

<12 months

Grappa Giovane (Unaged)

This Grappa is crystal clear and unfolds its personality thanks to the skill of the master distiller and the quality of raw materials.

12 – 18 months

Grappa Invecchiata (Aged)

This type of Grappa matures in precious oak barrels and its color turns into light yellow. The aging allows its character to become more rounded and enriched with light hints of spices and vanilla.

12 months

Grappa “Barricata” (aged in barrique casks)

12 months of aging of which at least 6 months in small casks (225 L) of French Allier oak named Barrique. The final distillate will display a rich golden color with strong tannic scents along with tobacco, butter, and cream tastes.

>18 months

Grappa Riserva o Stravecchia (Reserve or Very Old)

This type of Grappa matures in precious oak barrels for over 18 months. Therefore, its character will be smoother, with more and more intense vanilla and spicy notes, the color becomes golden amber.

How to classify Grappa

Classification based on aroma

Aromatic

This type of Grappa is distilled starting from naturally aromatic grapes of Moscato, Malvasia, or Gewurtztraminer. The marcs aroma is preserved throughout distillation and appreciated when Grappa is unaged.

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Flavored

This type of Grappa is infused by adding fruit, herb, or licorice.

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