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Paolo Marolo is widely regarded as one of the best Grappa producers in the world. He is credited for being a leading innovator in Alba, the heartland of Grappa production, for departing from the tradition of working with a continuous still (used for efficiency in mass production), and choosing instead to work with a bain-marie discontinuous still. This alembic requires fresh pomaces and distills very small quantities much more slowly, but ultimately yields a Grappa that is infinitely more pure, complex and invigorating, with many dimensions of aromas and flavor. Moscato Grappas are generally more well-received by the average drinker due to their lifted aromatics and softer palate. This is 100% Moscato d'Asti. The aromatics of the Muscat grape are on full display in the nose, with flowers and zesty citrus notes coming forward. The pomace fermented for three days, unlike most Grappas where it is immediately distilled after crushing, for added depth. The alcohol is soft of the palate and the spirit finishes long with lingering intensity.
The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians then, he dreamed of returning rich man, perhaps even one day able to make great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe “Pin” did. Pin married Lidia, bought vineyards and began to make wine. Robert Parker has called Giorgio Rivetti the hottest winemaker in Italy, saying "Everything Rivetti has touched recently seems to have turned to magic."
This light dessert wine offers sweet and sexy aromas of dried apricots and crisp pineapple. It surprises with its remarkable freshness and brilliant fruit flavors, bright acidity and a zingy finish. Outstanding balance and a light sparkle make this traditionally dessert wine also an appropriate choice for an aperitif or a refreshing splash with brunch.
Saracco's Moscato is perfumed with notes of fresh lychee, pear and white flower floating from the glass. On the palate, the fruit is lifted by the sparkle, and touches of residual sugar add candied essence to the fresh fruit. Saracco's Moscato can be enjoyed as an aperitif. Or at the end of the meal, Saracco will refreshingly match with fresh fruit and whipped cream. Don't struggle against the heat, when you can sit by the pool and sip this great Moscato d'Asti.