I do love exploring other spirit categories.
They give variety, a different suite of flavours & a contrast to the whiskey I normally consume.
With whiskey – it’s all about the wood – to borrow a popular tagline.
With the trio of clear spirits represented by rum, tequila & grappa it’s more about the interplay of the raw ingredients & distillation process used to bring about a richness of taste in the unaged spirit.
Clear spirit does not mean silent spirit – as this lovely Nardini Grappa Bianca demonstrates.
Nardini are one of the oldest & largest grappa distilleries in Italy where the leftovers from wine production – pomace – is distilled in a combination of copper stills to produce this rich & pungent spirit.
An earthy sweetness greeted me on the nose.
Smooth, oily mouthfeel with a rich, almost agricultural style of flavour going on.
Slight prickly spice on the rear.
I didn’t guess this was presented at 50%.
Yeah – Grappa grabs me!
Nice one Nardini.