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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pasqua Grappa - Di Vinaccia Di Amarone NV

Grape Variety: Corvina, Rondinella - 45% Alc.

Growing Region: Veneto, Italy

Owner: Carlo Pasqua

TASTING NOTE:
Grappa is a uniquely Italian drink. Traditionally, made from pomace, the discarded grape seeds, stalks, and stems that are a by-product of the winemaking process, Grappa has been around since the middle ages. For generations, Italians have sipped this 'firewater' after meals and even added a little to their morning espresso and in the evening to make a 'Cafe Corretto', a popular after-dinner concoction.
This grappa was produced by a double distillation of grape lees and marc from the carefully managed grape skins from the dried Corvina and Rondinella grapes used in the production of their Amarone wine.
In the glass this Grappa is crystal clear and transparent in colour. This traditional high quality Grappa with its rich, generous and distinctive aromatic tones of dry, intense and profound style, hints of raisins and herbs. Concentrated and dry on the palate, with a fiery finish.
Grappa is served chilled in small glasses and served after the meal, as the Italians believe that it aids digestion. It's a fiery, but tasty beverage, just the thing for a cold winter's night.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well at any time.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with chocolate, ice-cream and as an ideal digestive and conclusion to a wonderful meal - enjoy.

A classic Italian end to a good evening.


  

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