I was looking for Grappa in Lucca – Italy’s national spirit – & found a couple of bottles in a trendy, well stocked cocktail bar by the name of Screwdriver handily situated on the main Piazza San Michelle.
The first one I tried had a very stylish bottle with Dici Otto Lune emblazoned on the front. This translates into eighteen moons – the usual time a ‘stravecchia’ grappa has to be aged in wood to earn the title.
This grappa enticed with a lovely rich agricultural, earthy kind of nose.
A silky smooth & velvety mouthfeel gave off a touch of tannic spice.
The finish had me stumped a little. It was both drying yet lovely & juicy all at the same time!
A very well cultured grappa!
The next one was a different kind of beast!
Grappa Del LVPO was presented clear & colourless.
Extremely aromatic on the nose displaying a more earthy & vegetal feeling.
Gorgeously oily on the palate – with a healthy bite from the wolf too!
A very entertaining drinking experience!
So much so I had another Grappa del LVPO when my friends caught up with me!
All images authors own.
Screwdriver facebook page here.
Diciotta Lune website here.
Montenegro srl website here.