A grappa with pleasant aromatic complexity, never too austere or complicated,
full and grandiose, pleasantly enjoyable, with a delicate taste.
Caribbean inspired, 100% Piedmontese soul
The new Solera Grappas are fruit of the continuous research, which has always distinguished Marolo, for the most particular distillation techniques and methods, from all over the world but rigorously applied to grappas from native vines, obtained from fresh pomace, managed by hand through discontinuous distillation.
The Solera method, very popular in the production of Rhum, consists in creating a particular blend of grappas aged in barriques with different ages of refinement, based on a dynamic method. The barrels are arranged in pyramidal stacks: on the highest row is the youngest grappa while the lowest one, called Solera (which means «soil» in Spanish), has the oldest grappa. Every year, part of the Solera is bottled and the barriques are filled with the distillate from the upper row.
VARIETY: Nebbiolo for Barolo.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 42% in volume.
AGING: the oldest part of Solera is aged for at least 7 years in second passage barriques used for Piedmontese Chardonnay. The choice of white wine barrels is “neutral”, to guarantee the Nebbiolo marcs their full varietal expression.
TASTING: deep amber color, the nose has an aromatic range with the prevalence of fruity notes where the pleasantly balsamic character of Nebbiolo grapes used for Barolo is always perceptible. In the mouth, complex and very delicate nuances of dried and canned fruit, plum and raisins. The woody notes of aging in barrique is never too forward, hinting nuances of cocoa and bitter chocolate.
PACKAGING: decanter bottle with glass stopper packed in elegant wooden cases with a sliding compartment.