Producer: Marolo

Grape: Nebbiolo

Pronunciation: ‘Bar-oh-loh’

Region: Piemonte

Producer Info:

Paolo Marolo has been distilling grappa for more than 35 years, using his own hands to craft spirit of the highest quality. Paolo’s friendly nature is infectious, and his love of his work as ‘maestro grappaiolo’ is as unquestionable as the class of his product. Perhaps it is this character that means names such as Conterno, Revello, Vajra, Oddero, Sandrone, Elio Altare and others deal exclusively with Paolo, supplying him with the freshest and highest quality marc from which he crafts his remarkable spirits. This, the depth of the range and the evocative packaging are likely to create a cult following.

Tasting note:

Long ageing in oak barriques changes the flavour characteristics of fine grappa. Here, 9 years sees grappa di Barolo take on vanilla, caramel and sweet oak flavours, whilst retaining nebbiolo’s undertones of spice, licorice and a slight earthiness.

Ageing: 9 years in barrique

Alcohol: 50%