Nonino il Merlot Grappa Monovitigno

Nonino Distillatori

Pronunciation
no-NEE-no il-MARE-low
Year
Non vintage specific
Type
Distillate
Winery
Nonino Distillatori
Region
Friuli
Oenologist
Benito and Cristina Nonino

Overview

Grappa is the most ancient and traditional distillate of Northern Italy, obtained by distilling the solid parts of grape pomace. Monovitigno means one varietal. This grappa is therefore obtained from 100% Merlot grapes, carefully selected and distilled. Distillation is discontinuous with both head and tail cut off, performed in steam stills created by Nonino. Distillation is slow to allow evaporation and condensation of the volatile components which are responsible for the olfactory characteristics of the grappa. The grappa spends 6 mos. resting prior to bottling. For more infomation about the process of distillation please visit the Nonino website.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Merlot
Vinification
Distillation is continuos with both head tail cut off.
Aging
6 months of prior to release.
Alcohol
41 degrees
| Appearance
Crystal clear.
| Aroma
Of fresh cut hay, alfalfa and clover.
| Taste
Vinous, warm with complex herbaceous flavours and full bodied.
| Serving Suggestions
Dark Chocolates, Chocolate Lava Cakes

Nonino il Merlot Grappa Monovitigno

Suggested Retail:
$61.00
CSPC#:
703235
Available Sizes:
700ml

Reviews

Wine Enthusiast - 95 points

The flavor succulently sweet and stunningly ripe and compelling. The aftertaste is seemingly infinite, grapy and concentrated. A sinewy grappa that is more elegant than powerful.