VARIETY: Nebbiolo from Barbaresco.
ALCOHOL: 45% vol.
AGING: 12 years in little oak barrels.
DESCRIPTION: The Grappa di Barbaresco Rabajà’s uniqueness is rooted in the vineyards from which it is made. Rabajà is regarded as mythical place for wine. Those who cultivate vines have developed a meticulous and almost “maniacal” level of attention and care. Each vineyard is managed to the highest standards of sustainability. In fact, it is known as “the garden” of Barbaresco, a coveted place amongst winemakers, where man and nature have reached the perfect balance of form and substance. This is the “spirit of the territory” that Marolo is always trying to capture; the invisible qualities of terroir embedded in the raw pomace by time and the art of artisanal distillation – the daughter of alchemy – that drop by drop becomes grappa. Our Grappa di Barbaresco Rabajà is the result of dual expertise. First of the winemakers who led the exceptional harvest of 2006 and second the mastery of the grappaioli who dutifully distill the work of the winemakers with care. Picked fresh and delivered directly from the winemakers, the pomace receives the most scrupulous attention. It is distilled entirely by a manually-operated bain-marie still, slowly in order to extracting the strength and power of the original aromas. Grappa di Rabajà 2006 is purposefully aged to preserve the characteristics of its terroir. Barrels that have already been used to age other grappas are chosen to diminish the impact of wood on the flavour. It is then left to evaporate, giving away its angels’ share, the amount of liquid that is naturally lost, but concentrates the flavour and aromatic properties. Attentive distillation and delicate ageing make a grappa with a refined and noble aromatic profile. It has a soft and velvety mouthfeel, the body structured by an enveloping alcohol. Warm in the mouth and fine in the nose, there is an immediate presence of the fresh and fruity notes.
BOTTLES: reserve of 1835 bottles produced and bottled in 2018.
PACKAGING: every bottle is sold in an elegant luxury box.