Marolo Liqueur made with Grappa and Chamomile 375ml

SKU #990631

Paolo Marolo is widely regarded as one of the best Grappa producers in the world. He is credited for being a leading innovator in Alba, the heartland of Grappa production, for departing from the tradition of working with a continuous still (used for efficiency in mass production), and choosing instead to work with a bain-marie discontinuous still. This alembic requires fresh pomaces and distills very small quantities much more slowly, but ultimately captures the yields a Grappa that is infinitely more pure, complex, and invigorating, with many dimensions of aromas and flavor. Moscato Grappas are generally more well-received by the average drinker due to their lifted aromatics and softer palate. This enchanting "liqueur" is made from grappa that has been infused with chamomile for 11 months. With a distinctly pretty nose of chamomile and citrus peel, there is nothing else like this; it makes a wonderfully calming digestif or creative cocktail ingredient.

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/11/2010  | Send Email
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Yeah, what he said. I was looking for a digestif and skeptically took David's advice. Once at home I poured a skosh...and was blown away! What a perfect way to end the day! I could literally feel the holistic benefits of the chamomile taking effect, well I'm sure the alcohol helped with that too. If I'm too hyped on the Firelit, I could see using this grappa to come down.

By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/20/2009  | Send Email
I was soooooooooooooo skeptical when our Italian expert Mike Parres told me to buy a bottle of this delicious grappa. "Camomile in my grappa? Come on!" I said to him. However, this stuff is exquisite. It's thick, coating, and heavenly with pure notes of fresh camomile gently blended into the more subtle grappa flavors. If you love grappa, you'll love this. If you hate grappa, you'll still love this.

 By: Christopher Young |  Review Date: 12/3/2010 
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I love good Grappa. This Grappa falls into the good catagory, and I think the addition of the Camomile is interesting. The problem is the distiller has added a significant level of sweetener. That is a problem, and I think this bottle is going to be around for awhile. I won't be returning for a while. Maybe it would be good in a cake or on ice cream?

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Varietal:

Grappa

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Alcohol Content (%): 40