coffee
floral
grape
herbs
anise
dry
plums
figs
Spiral Jacopo Poli Luce della Vite Grappa

Jacopo Poli

Luce della Vite

Tasting Notes

Luce della Vite was the first wine ever produced in Montalcino by blending Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. In 1998, Luce della Vite teamed up with Jacopo Poli to create a Grappa of exquisite quality that honours the terroir from which this outstanding wine originates. This is young-special-edition-single-vintage Grappa. Certo.
 
Appearance / Colour
Straw-yellow.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Penetrating aroma, green vine shoot, floral - violet.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Dry but smooth, harmonious, full-bodied floral and herbal (anise) character.
 
Finish
Long lasting, even hot and intense finish.
 
Comment
Serve cold, but not too cold (between 10°C and 14°C).

Flavour spiral
Coffee, floral, grape, herbs, anise, dry, plums, figs.
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A straw hats maker gets a bit carried away and his son ends up being a professional Grappa producer. Che bello!
 
Poli was founded in 1898 in Schiavon, near Bassano del Grappa (in the hearth of Veneto, the most typical region for Grappa production), it is an artisan distillery solely owned by the Poli family. Jacopo Poli’s great-grandfather took his hobby size still door-to-door on a small cart, collecting pomaces from winemakers. Now the Poli family no longer goes door-to-door, instead, they now use an alembic still with 12 copper cauldrons. Naturalmente.
 
SmartAss Corner:
1) Repetitio est mater studiorum (this one is in Latin!). Grappa is grape-based pomace brandy of Italian origin. Fermentation and distillation must occur on the pomace (‘the leftovers’ of winemaking), no added water is allowed.
2) Italians also add Grappa to espresso coffee to create a caffè corretto, meaning "corrected coffee". Incredibile.
3) Italian law requires winemakers to sell their pomace to grappa makers; this is a measure that was taken against moonshine operations. They say it works. Sfortunatamente.
 
  • Style
    Grappa
  • Region
    Veneto
  • Country
    Italy
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Poli
  • Bottler
    Poli

Jacopo Poli

Luce della Vite

(0.5l, 40%)


6.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Jacopo Poli Luce della Vite Grappa
Derek
Odd and definitely different. Wasn't my favorite. Wasn't the best on the nose but did taste better than it smelled. Had a slight heat and spicy profile to it, definitely carried itself with the consistency of a wine. Decent but just not my preference.
Vladimir
Excellente!
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