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Uruguayan Treasures: Grappa

Uruguayan Treasures

In the last few years, some Uruguayan wineries have followed new trends as they continued with the same hard work to make their own wine.

Grappa is a cultural and technical Italian invention. It was them who have always understood, appreciated and drunk this as a product of the nobility.

The word “grappa” derives from the Lombard term “grapa”, from Piedmontese “raspa” and from Venetian “graspa”. All these words refer to the residue left at the bottom of the barrel: namely, the pomace, made up by the grape skin, the seeds and the stems. All this is distilled to obtain eau-de-vie, also known as brandy.

This grape-based pomace brandy is used as a new oenological attraction. Specialists carry out a careful selection of the ingredients coming from each grape variety to manage varietal grappa: muscat, tannat and merlot. They are being more and more appreciated by the hundreds of tourists that tour around the Uruguayan wineries year after year in search for treasures to take back to their country of origin. Beyond all doubt, grappa is one of them.


 
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