Fratelli Branca - Candolini Grappa Bianca 750ML
Traditionally produced in the northern Italian regions, Grappa is a crystal clear spirit made by distilling the skins, pulp, seeds and stems (i.e., the pomace) left over from winemaking after pressing the grapes. It was originally made to prevent waste by using these leftovers.
Its flavor, like the wine one, depends on the type and quality of the grape used as well as the specifics of the distillation process.
Candolini is one of the oldest Distilleries founded in 1898 at Tarcento (Udine) by Giovanni Candolini.
Originally drunk by the “Alpini” , the mountain troops, the product immediately became very successful thanks to its smooth and refined taste.
Since 1987 it is the property of F.lli Branca Distillerie and Grappa Bianca is the largest Grappa brand in Italy today.
Crystal clear, with an original and fragrant bouquet; fruity, smooth and well balanced.
The distillates come from a blending of several grapes: Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Cabernet, Aglianico, Folaghina.
Grappa Candolini is produced from carefully selected top-quality distillates and has a clean and refined palate. It's particularly soft taste is extremely successful in Italy, where this brand achieved the market leadership in 2008. These are the products available in the Candolini range:
Grappa Candolini Bianca: with a balanced palate and nose, it is particularly delicate, clear and pleasant. Its refined character seduces and conquers you.
In Italy, grappa is primarily served as a "digestivo" or after-dinner drink. Its main purpose was to aid in the digestion of heavy meals. Grappa may also be added to espresso coffee to create a “caffè corretto” meaning corrected coffee. Another variation of this is the "ammazzacaffè" (literally, "coffee-killer"): the espresso is drunk first, followed by a few ounces of grappa served in its own glass.
In the Veneto region, they drink it as a resentin (literally: "little rinse"): after finishing a cup of espresso with sugar, a few drops of grappa are poured into the nearly empty cup, swirled and drunk down in one sip.
It is also ideal to accompany dry sweet such as pies or chestnuts.