This distilled-spirit specialty is a rue-flavored grappa made from teh infusion of Nardini Grappa with the brances of rue (in Italian: ruta), a strongly scented evergreen subshrub grown around Lake Garda in northern Italy, long used to aid digestion.
This grappa is transparent with greenish reflections and an herbal fragrance. Intense and dry with a slightly bitter, but pleasant aftertaste.
- Technical Data
- 43 %
- Mash Bill/Composition:
Grape pomace brandy and rue plant branches.
- Production Process
The grape pomace is collected within 24 hours of the winemaking process and it gets stored and sealed in underground vats during the period of time between September and October. The distillation process starts in October and lasts 24 hours a day until May. This basic grappa used for the Ruta grappa is made in a discontinuous, vacuum-packed steam still. The grappa is thereafter transferred to the post-modern plant in Bassano del Grappa where an infusion of rue in raw grappa is added, and the infused grappa is reduced to a final alcoholic content of 43% by vol. A sprig of the original infused rue branches is then inserted into each bottle by hand.
where it is brought to its final stage (alcoholic reduction to 43% and cold filtration) and bottled.
- Sizes Available:
- 375ml, 1L