2012 Capovilla Distillati Grappa di Bassano
The Bassano bottling consists of pomace from a variety of sources grown on hillsides in and around the Vicenza area. The secret to the really amazing flavors of this elixir is the rare bain-marie-style double-boiler still that Capovilla employs. It heats the pomace at low temperatures to maintain the grape flavors and eliminates the fumes of alcohol so prevalent in more commercial Grappas. In fact, the nose is really pretty, with hints of orange peel, white flowers, ripe pears and more, and its obvious purity (and lack of added sugar and other stuff) virtually assures you that you can enjoy several glasses and experience its soul and body cleansing effect without any residual hangover. Perfect! Try it.