Andrea Da Ponte Vecchia Grappa Di Prosecco is the most traditional expression of the Da Ponte distillation method, Vecchia Grappa di Prosecco is the fruit of a selection of the finest lots of Glera variety pomace that go to produce Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
AGED 8 YEARS
Ageing in French Limousin-area oak gives this spirit its gold-yellow hue, which enhances its luminous clarity. A deep, rich bouquet initially releases peppery balsam, which yields to floral notes, raisin, and apricot, enriched by subtle hints of honey. Pomace selected from the Glera vine from which the Prosecco Superiore DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene is born and where Prosecco is Superiore. In 1896 Matteo Da Ponte published “Il manuale della distillazione”, the book which contains illustrations, for the first time, of the alembics he patented and the first columns for concentration of the alcoholic vapours, built to age and soften a genuine spirit yet with a rough and unsophisticated taste. The “Metodo Da Ponte” has the advantage of collecting and preserving in the distillate the most intense varietal aromas of the grape, the more delicate and volatile ones, to reintroduce them, very fresh, in every drop to be tasted. It is almost a revelation, an example which the heads of the family, in the years to come, follow scrupulously, won over by the art of distillation.