True to the distillery's tradition since 1988, only an outstanding grape harvest can lead to the creation of a new Cantina Privata, a single vintage grappa by definition.
The 1988 Cantina privata rested for years in our private cellar before it reached its very best.
The 1988 vintage
favourable weather conditions yielded wines of remarkable structure and balance, both essential to obtain top-quality pomace. Produced in a limited edition of 492 bottles, our 1988 vintage is truly unique.
obtained from grapes grown in Piedmont’s most prestigious crus, located between the Langhe and Monferrato hill
the “Carlo Bocchino” steam pot still method. The Grappa reaches its alcohol proof naturally, and is only reduced to 47.6% in the final stages.
in two french oak barriques.
Deep amber colour, typical of long-aged grappas. Intense, rich and complex aromas. initial fragrances of dried fruit, rounded off with exotic spice, ginger and cinnamon on the finish.
Its full alcohol proof of 47.6% underscores an intense concentration of aromas. on the palate, this grappa is harmonious, and dominated by lush sensations of dried figs and ripe oranges. the texture is rich and creamy. Ageing brings out deep colour and custard cream aromas.
It conveys an overal impression of extremely long and slightly dry flavour, with hints of spice and apples.