Historical Grappa with Herbs
by Lidia Levi | Ruta and Mint


Historical Grappa with Herbs by Lidia Levi | Ruta and Mint

Pomace of the great wines of Piedmont DOC-DOCG, comes from the Langhe, a place where the vine has found one of its highest expressions; the Grappa that results is a unique and exciting balance derived from curing in underground pits and a long period of aging in wood.

Bottled in 1977
50% vol.
700 ml

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Grappa macerated with herbs directly in the bottle.

Grape selection
Nebbiolo from Barbaresco DOCG, DOC Dolcetto d’Alba and Barbera d’Alba DOC.

Pomace origin and conservation
Neive, Barbaresco, Trezzo Treiso and Alba; DOC – DOCG areas. The pomace, chosen fresh and still dripping with juice, blended according to an ancient recipe of Serafino Levi, is now compressed in underground pits in order to get a natural curing, able to extract all the aromas and flavours from the grapes.

Characteristics of the still
Copper pot still, the only direct fire device in the world still being used for distilling Grappa.

Distillation system
“Grappa distillata da ignari” (Grappa distilled by unaware people) with the discontinuous method with direct fire and submerged pomace. The steam generated from the distillation of pomace, enriched with alcohol-aromatic components, is condensed with subsequent fractional distillation of the phlegm in a copper column with 7 plates. This procedure, perfected by Romano Levi and still strictly adhered to, ensures the perfect conservation of the aromatic components, important for the organoleptic characteristics of Grappa.

Date on which it was placed in wood
Immediately at the time of distillation.

Permanence in wood
Aged for five years in classic Piedmontese barrels of about 700 litres capacity, made of various types of wood, stored in rooms with the right humidity and at a constant temperature of 14 to 19 degrees C°.

Certification of aging in wood
Our Master Distiller and the Controller certify that this Grappa Riserva is aged in wood, for the period specified above, before bottling.

Roots, Flowers and Herbs
Macerated directly in the bottle according to the recipe of Lydia Levi – Grappa Women SelvaticaInnamorata, macerandosi in it roots and flowers with sweet thoughts -.

The alcoholic content
50% vol.

700 ml

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