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Romano Levi Grappa di Barbaresco 70 cl

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Romano Levi Grappa di Barbaresco 70 cl is a grappa obtained from the pomace of Moscato grapes produced by the historic Romano Levi distillery.

Why buy it?

After Romano Levi’s death, the distillery was transformed into a sort of museum, where some of his dear friends have preserved the art of distillation. The grappas maintain a genuine and authentic character, with the right harsh nuances and a slight roughness that characterizes a distillate such as grappa.

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Description

History

A branch of the ancient Levi family, of Jewish origin, had been active in the field of distillation since the 17th century in the Alpine valleys of San Giacomo or Valle Spluga, known locally as “Val di Giust”, in the municipalities of Fraciscio di Campodolcino.

For over three centuries, the distillers known as “grapat” migrated temporarily during grape harvesting and winemaking to the wine-growing areas of Piedmont, where they used mobile stills to distill the pomace and produce grappa.

Over time, many of these distillers settled permanently in their workplaces, creating permanent distilleries. Serafino Levi married Balbo Teresina and two children were born from their union, Lidia and Romano. In 1925, Serafino chose to settle in Neive, a land famous for its great wines and for the availability of top quality pomace. Here he founded his own direct-fire distillery.

Unfortunately, Serafino died prematurely in 1933, leaving behind his two small children and his wife who, despite everything, continued to manage the distillery. However, his wife also suffered a tragic fate, losing her life during a bombing raid in 1945. At the age of only 17, Romano Levi, who was a student in Alba at the time, made the decision to interrupt his studies and, with the help of his sister Lidia, continued the tradition of distillation. The distillery, originally founded by Serafino Levi, was equipped with a direct-fire still, equipment that is still in use today.

Grapes used

Barbaresco pomace

Production method

An ancient discontinuous copper alembic, transferred directly from the father and powered by direct fire. An equipment considered simple today, but which allows small quantities to be distilled with high quality.

After the completion of the procedure, the Grappa obtained is transferred for a period of 36 months to mature inside 700-litre capacity oak barrels.

Alcohol content

42%

Tasting notes

Light amber color, which reveals a pleasant transparency to observation. The bouquet of aromas that envelops the nose develops on a plot in which fruit and woody and tertiary hints interact in perfect harmony. On the palate, this grappa has a firm, enveloping body, offering a rich and layered sip of excellent flavour.

Usage

Indicated as after-dinner/after-dinner or digestive, or for moments of relaxation alone or in company. Perfect as a gift for someone special.

Additional information

Weight 1,5 kg

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