South Tyrolean grappa
Exquisite pomace brandy
Exquisite raw material from the South Tyrolean wine-growing district
- South Tyrol is a traditional wine-growing district where quality grapes are cultivated.
- Only pomace from South Tyrol may be used.
- South Tyrolean grappa is a distillate without additives or refining substances.
- Before being awarded the seal of quality, the grappa has undergo stringent testing and comply with various chemical parameters.
“South Tyrolean grappa” is a type of pomace brandy. It is produced exclusively in South Tyrolean distilleries using South Tyrolean pomace. South Tyrol has a long tradition
of distillate production. As early as the 13th century, the monks were using distillates externally and as digestifs. This is where the term “Aquavite” (water of life) came from. Quality grapes from South Tyrol for fine aromas
The quality of the grapes used for making wine is decisive for the quality of the grappa. South Tyrol has an ideal microclimate for growing grapes. South Tyrolean wine-growers
make every effort to produce the best quality
. The grapes are only harvested when they are ripe and sweet but still contain enough residual acid. This is the time when the aroma is at its best. Gentle processing
The seal of quality guarantees the quality of the grappa. No additives
may be used in the South Tyrolean distilleries. Any visible color comes solely from the grappa being stored in wooden casks. It may only be sweetened by the percentage allowed by law. An independent test center checks that the strict quality guidelines have been complied with.