Harmonious Symphony in a Bottle: Gli Alberi Grappa from Marolo Distillery – A Perfectly Balanced Distillate
Gli Alberi grappa from the Marolo distillery is a distillate made with great care. It’s very precise, aromatically clean, fine, and elegant.
We can say with confidence that it is the epitome of balance. Both on the nose and the palate, it has nice fruity notes and is fresh, elegant, and round.
Of course, it is still a distillate of 40 degrees, so hit it hard and don’t take it lightly, but it seems you don’t feel these 40 degrees, thanks to an underlying softness that envelops the whole palate.
As always, the processing at the Marolo distillery is impeccable and starts with raw materials of the highest quality; in this case, we have a “blend” of pomace from the main Piedmontese vines, and thanks to this blend, we find a delicate sequence of fruity, slightly spicy, and floral aromas in the glass.
There are no peaks or big dramas, but everything is perfectly packaged to produce a beautiful symphony played with precision.
A fine, subtle nose played on hints of peach, white flowers, traces of pepper, almonds, and a slightly citrus finish. Overall, it is very pleasant, flawless, and clear in its aromatic simplicity. Good persistence.
The same delicacy is found in the mouth. Each sip is soft, medium-bodied, and enveloping, with a fresh and slightly savory jolt that makes the taste lively.
If you try to press the tongue on the palate, you will feel it opening up in spicier and more peppery tones and then slowly diminishing in the initial fruit. It is pulpy and very drinkable.
If you are looking for a companion grappa, convivial is perfect; you will hardly not like it, thanks to a very measured composure and an excellent balance between warmth, softness, and hard parts.
25–28 euros, a fair price for a bottle made with care.
With its soft texture, it goes well with rich foods like salmon teriyaki, pork chops with apples and cider, salmon terrine, brisket and pulled pork, chocolate cupcakes, cheesecakes, ciambella, Tiramisù or chocolate salami.