Flavors of red currants, black cherry and wild Italian plum are complemented by a touch of vanilla and toast that linger in the long, silky finish. Notes of rose petal and savory herbs are intensified with decanting. This elegant, balanced offering is the ultimate food wine. Try it with grilled salmon, roast duck, pork tenderloin or soft-ripened cheeses.
Recipe PairingsPlanked Miso-Glazed Salmon with Bok Choy
Monterey, Central Coast, California, United States
Grappa, the clear spirit enjoyed by Italians, is made by using the grape skins and seeds left over from making red wine. They're placed in a copper still and heated. Any alcohol still in the skins and seeds turns to vapor, then recondenses as alcohol to become Grappa.