Grappa tastes of the Germans. Those who don’t appreciate the enticing, mouth-blown Grappa bottles? You can learn more about this precious spirit, and about the differences in this “water of life”. Grappa is an alcoholic beverage that is distilled from pomace (the residue of the grapes in the grapes vinification: stalks, stems, cores, and in particular the grape skins). The Name is protected internationally. Grappa can only be made in Italy. Analog products, for example, in France, “Marc”, in Germany “pomace”. Grappa usually have an alcohol content of 43% Vol.
The origin of Grappa
The birth is in the Dark of the story. On the origin there are different assumptions: In the 5. Century, the Burgundians are supposed to have brought the art of pomace distillation into Friuli. Others claim that the friulians have mastered this art already. Others say that the invention came from the Arabs, in the 9th. Century Sicily occupied.
It is established that the Arabs discovered the art of distillation. Although there is evidence in the 15th century. Century with Grappa trading and Export enterprises, but for a long time, an unknown wine growers liquor remained of Grappa, especially since the wine-growers were allowed to designate small amounts of Grappa for their own needs without restrictions.
Not last Grappa of the village population is still used today as the “house of medicine”. Only since the sixties and seventies of our time was drink out of the “poor people’s liquor” is an international Stainless. The pioneering work of individual distillate forms and winemakers in the production of new glass packaging, and the Penetration of the Italian gastronomy and wine culture gave the Grappa its new, modern Image. Today, Grappa is a “delightful icing on the cake of a sophisticated dining and drinking culture”.
Differences in the Grappa
The differences between the Grappa are used in the combustion method as in the raw materials (grape variety, acidity, the degree of moisture of the grape Marc, of the shares from the grape stalks, etc.), duration and type of storage (barrel size, age and type of wood), as well as in the “art” of Distiller.
Grappa have already briefly after the distillation a pleasant taste. You need only Mature short Barrel. A good burner will give your Grappa, of course, a longer maturation period to give it Finesse, richness and Complexity. “Stra Vecchia” or “Riserva”, for example, means that the Grappa has been stored for at least a year and a half in wooden barrels, as well as half a year in a closed stainless steel tank.
A distinction between flavoured and non-flavoured Grappa. In the case of the flavored Grappa, the Expansion in addition to taste substances such as herbal extracts, fruits or flower aromas give the Grappa. Many Grappa today, varieties of pure, that is distilled from a single grape variety.
Particularly well known are the internationally renowned grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. With a little Practice, the kind of wine the smell and the taste.
Germ cells of Grappa culture of Friuli, Piedmont, Veneto and Trentino. From these regions of the Italian climate (higher acid) and due to the cooler parts of the North very finesse-rich and full-bodied Grappa.
When and how to enjoy it?
Known Grappa as a Digestif, as a harmonious finishing touch to a meal. Good Grappa to drink room temperature, preferably in the form of real glasses. Therefore, Grappa, and Grappa glasses are a tasteful gift idea on the host. Grappa can also be used in the pure drinking: for example, for a coffee or a mocha or a glass of mineral water. But as Barmixgetränk (e.g. “Grappa-Fiz”) has Grappa found.