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Everything to know about Grappa

//Everything to know about Grappa

Everything to know about Grappa

Typically Wine is served to you before and during when you are enjoying your meal. This slowly
sipping fragrant grape-based pomace brandy known as Grappa is served as a digestive or an
after-dinner drink. Made in Italy this Italian alcoholic beverage is served in a shot glass that
contains 35 to 60 percent alcohol by volume, some reaching 70 to 120 proof. After rich heavy
meals, Italians indulge in this beverage to relax and soothe the stomach.

How Grappa Is Made

After pressing the grapes, the skins, pulp, seeds, and stems that remain after making wine are distilled to create grappa. It was originally made to prevent waste by using these leftovers. Most
grappa is clear, indicating it is an unaged distillate, some may retain very faint pigments from
their original fruit pomace. Aged grappas have become more common, and take on a yellow or
red-brown hue from the barrels in which they are stored.

Variety of Grappa

Grappa is also well known in Uruguay and Argentina due to the significant Italian immigration in
those countries. A local version called grappamiel has been created, where honey is added to
the traditional grappa. It is widely served and mostly consumed in the winter because it “warms
the throat”.To make an espresso coffee that is “corrected,” or caffe corretto, grappa can also be added. Ammazzacaffe, which translates to “coffee-killer,” is another version of this where the espresso is consumed first, and then a few ounces of grappa are poured into separate glasses. Resentin, or little rinser, is a Venetian custom that involves adding a few drops of grappa to a nearly empty espresso cup, swirling it, and then sipping the entire drink in one go.

The Distinguish Tasted

Grappa is described among four categories: young, cask-conditioned, aromatic, and aromatized. Aromatic and cask-conditioned grappas are the first to be tasted during a Grappa tasting, which culminates with aromatized grappas. Similar to wine, grappa’s flavor is influenced by the nature and quality of the grapes used as well as the particulars of the distillation procedure. Grappa is renowned for its flowery, fruity, and fresh flavors. After enjoying a delicious Gragnano Carbonara from Assaggio, finish it off with an Alexander Grappilo, Prosecco, Sandro Bottega, or “Darmagi,” Cabernet, Gaja. Experience the flavors of Italy’s fine grappas at Assaggio. Make a reservation today to try it for yourself!

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