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DharMag April 2018 Grappa Spectator: Grappa Nebbiolo Riserva Distilleria Beccaris tasting notes and review

Grappa Spectator Grappa Nebbiolo Riserva Distilleria Beccaris tasting notes Grappa Nebbiolo Riserva from the Beccaris Distillery is one of the best Italian grappas for value for money. It is not that it is a pyrotechnic bomb of aromas and flavors, it does not amaze you with mysterious fragrances given by millions of different woods, indeed it does the opposite. It shows itself for what it really is: a pure and immaculate daughter of Nebbiolo.

In this grappa, you will not find so many frills, but thickness, the fabric of Nebbiolo that has become spirit, amplifying its aromatic charge to the nth degree, emphasizing the ethereal notes, which it already naturally possesses.

How the Grappa Nebbiolo Riserva from the Beccaris Distillery is produced

After careful selection, the Piedmontese Nebbiolo pomace is immersed in a bain-marie and distilled. The distillate is aged in large Slavonian wood for 3 years and is then ready for sale.

The bouquet of Grappa Nebbiolo Riserva from the Beccaris Distillery

Fine, pungent nose, all played on the subtle balance that develops between wild berries, a light spiciness, earth, and dried fruit. Lavender and pepper in the finish. The cleanliness and aromatic volume are precise and marked with impeccable elegance. Overall it is simple but varied and credible: it follows the characteristics of the king of Italian vines without distorting them.

The flavor of Grappa Nebbiolo Riserva from the Beccaris Distillery

In the mouth it moves sinuously, with a velvety and soft pitch, it is never aggressive or clumsy, even if it does not lack personality or the spicy lengthening that reminds of chili peppers. The development is good, it spreads out letting mature suggestions emerge, fruit in spirit, flowers and distant balsamic woods. It is not a super oaked grappa, vanilla is very light and does not disturb the gustatory progression. It caresses the palate with grace and leaves an almost oxidized aftertaste of Port.

Price of Grappa Nebbiolo Reserve of the Beccaris Distillery

On the whole it is a Piedmontese grappa with a capital P, both for its typicality and for its frankness and sober elegance, but above all for its price. 15-17 euros, really affordable for a more than discreet product.

Grappa Nebbiolo Reserve of the Beccaris Distillery food pairings

Excellent with desserts, tiramisu, but also extra dark chocolate with chili or coffee mousse.

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