Marolo Grappa di Arneis, Piedmont 2010 $90-110 / 700ml
The clear water-white colour says this has not been in wood: it has pure, clean, straw-hay, floral and almond aromas as a result, without oak or rancio influences. The spirit is smooth and fine, with no hint of fire. Beautiful grappa. 42 per cent alcohol.
Food: serve after dinner, as a digestif
Stockist: Blackhearts & Sparrows, Melbourne. www.lacantinawines.com.au