Grappa Riserva


Grappa Riserva

Grappa of Primitivo di Manduria

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Grappa RISERVA, is a small selection of about 800 bottles of grappa obtained from a limited selection of Primitivo di Manduria pomace. The distillation takes place in particular and exclusive discontinuous cycle copper stills.

Once the distillation is complete, the grappa is aged, for long periods, in barriques of various precious French woods, to a medium roasting of 225 liters and placed in our cellars, in the dark and at a controlled temperature.

The alcohol content is 40% VOL.



Raw material: pomace of Primitivo di Manduria; selected, fresh, healthy, with soft squeezing still dripping with wine

Distillation: It takes place in particular and exclusive discontinuous cycle copper stills. By eliminating the heads and tails, the pure selection of “il Cuore” Grappa is preserved. The distillation proceeds very slowly to allow the volatile components, responsible for the perfumes and aromas, a correct evaporation and consequent condensation.

Ageing: For long periods, in barriques of different French precious woods, medium toasted of 225 liters; placed in our cellars, in the dark at a controlled temperature. Aging is certified by a ministerial officer.

Characteristics: Grappa with golden reflections with a seductive, sunny, fine, aristocratic, generous, very persistent aroma, with balanced hints of fresh bread, pastry, amaretto, honey, dried fruit and freshly shelled almonds. The taste is soft, delicate, velvety, balanced, complex, harmonious, of great aromatic richness, with toasted notes and hints of spices, vanilla, yeast, almond, cocoa with an alcohol content of 40% vol.

Tasting: We recommend a large glass “balloon” type in thin glass and Grappa Riserva at a temperature of 18-20 ° C. To get a better taste it is best to let it rest for a few minutes in the glass, rotate it clockwise so that the numerous molecules aromatic, oxygenating, enhance the aromas and nose-palate harmony.

When to drink it: It is an active companion in reading as in conversation or in moments of meditation, sipped at the end of a lunch or at any time of the day, it is a source of real pleasure.

Pairings: For new and refined sensations, it can be combined with dark chocolate, cheese, dried fruit and honey; in the kitchen it can be added to meats, fruit salads, desserts, ice cream and for refined flambé dishes: this wonderful Grappa Riserva is an ideal match with an important cigar.

Additional information
Weight 2850 g
Cantine Paololeo

If it is true that behind every bottle of wine there is always a story to tell, that of Paololeo wines is a simple and beautiful story, just as all the family stories are.

There have been five generations of winemakers who, united by a passion for wine and never leaving their land, have built a piece of history of the winery which, today as then, in located in the town of San Donaci, south of Brindisi.

The main focus of the Paololeo winery is the family and the territory in all its traditional expressions; the winery is flanked by the farm which today owns more than 70 hectares and an ancient farmhouse surrounded by vineyards; Primitivo, Negroamaro, white and black Malvasia of Lecce: these are the main autochthonous vines grown, followed by Chardonnay and Fiano.

Today it is a modern company of 35,000 square meters, equipped with a fully automated bottling line, a capacity of 120,000 hectoliters of wine and 1,000 French and American barriques for aging the wines.

The annual production is currently around 5 million bottles, of which 60% is destined for sale abroad in countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Brazil and others.

Remaining faithful to tradition has always been Paolo Leo's goal, animated by the same hereditary passion that has accompanied the Leo family business for more than a hundred years.

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