The pomace, collected when it is fresh and soft, is selected from Chardonnay grapes from dedicated production zones.
In stainless steel tanks under vacuum and in a controlled temperature environment. This is followed immediately by distillation in order to avoid harmful secondary fermentations.
Batch method with the removal of the heads and the tails in artisanal batch steam stills renovated by Benito Nonino.
Limited and strictly dependent on the individual year’s harvest.
From six months to a year in a stainless steel tank.
|Grappa is a matter of pride for Italian distillers,and perhaps no one more so than the Nonino family. They have every right to be proud. Established during the Austro-Hungarian Empire by patriarch Orazio Nonino in Fruili’s Ronchi di Pavia, the Nonino Distillery is recognised for its premium products as well as for its role in the history of grappa.
| 91 points
Aromas smack of white lilies and minerals in this yellow green hued spirit. The earthy minerals are echoed on the palate with suggestions of lightly roasted coffee bean and charred vanilla, finishing dry and satiny on the tongue.
Chardonnay lovers, take note: here’s a grappa for you. With its light gold hue and fresh apple and light vanilla scent, it bears a resemblance to the undistilled wine. Despite the signature grappa heat, it’s still juicy, mouthwatering and flavorful, with a pretty finish. Consider sipping this Chard-based “grappa brandy” alongside aged cheeses. - K.N.