Montanaro’s Arneis Grappa won the bronze medal in this year’s New York International Spirits Competition and our Grappa di Barolo from 1995 won the silver medal. In its 2nd year, the New York International Spirits Competition (“NYISC”) was held at 3 West Club on October 16th to taste, evaluate and judge over 300 of the world’s […]
The evolution in times has convinced the current owners to promote a greater knowledge of these inimitable spirits, beyond the limits of a narrow, nearly jealous, circle of connoisseurs.
At the MONTANARO Distillery, Grappa is made by distilling the marcs of various vintage wines, firstly Barolo.
The most authoritative precursor – or better alchemist – of “Grappa, or bottled grape sun” as Paolo monelli calls it, was Francesco Trussoni, alembic master from Gallo d’Alba.
In the language of alchemy, the passage of a metal, or of a man, from a “rough” condition to a “nobile” state meant a maturation tending towards a specific secret identity,