Grappa Sibona Riserva in Whiskey Barrels Cl 50
This special Grappa Riserva already matured, for a long period (more than2 years), in oak wood was later elevated over 24 months in barrels purchased in the United States (Tennessee) and previously used, to elevate “Tennessee Whiskey” from one of the most prestigious distilleries.
The particular sojourn in Tennessee Whiskey barrels has been innovatively experimented by us on Grappa and with exceptional results from a quality point of view.
The intense aroma with malt notes and the refined, complex flavor with lingering aftertaste are very reminiscent of that of the Tennessee Whiskey already contained in these barrels.
Raw material: Pomace (mostly from Dolcetto and Arneis grape varieties), from grapes harvested fresh during the harvest and selected Sibona.
Distillation: Totally in-house, in copper stills, thanks to the skillful experience of our oenologists-master distillers.
Aging: for a long period in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: first for 2 years in medium-capacity classic oak barrels and later in Tennessee Whiskey barrels for an additional 2 years (total stay in wood 4 years).
Alcohol content: 44 % vol.
Bottle: special and elegant Sibona graduated bottle with side notches indicating contents and pouring spout.
Case: Elegant cylindrical case, with top closure.
Nose: Intense, harmonious, with notes of malt and hints of vanilla and licorice
Taste: refined, complex and with lingering aftertaste. Vanilla and orange peel on the finish.
Pairings: Dried fruits, nuts, almonds, sweets and chocolate. Also delicious with aged cheeses. Perfect pairing with cigar as well.
Tasting Tips: Taste at a temperature of about 18°C (64°F), in a classic tulip glass or baloon glass with or without a stem (cognac type).