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5 Interesting facts about Grappa

5 Interesting facts about Grappa

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  • It’s better to drink it from grappa producers. Grapes used for grappa are typically from the pomace (skin, seeds, pulp and stems) that have been discarded when making wine. It’s a great way for wine producers to get the most out of their grapes, but not always the best way to get the most out of grappa. Follow?
  • It should not have to have a pear in the bottle to taste like pear. You may find a bottle with a pear sitting at the bottom. This is primarily for show. It doesn’t add any additional flavor, since the flavor is already intense due to the fermentation and filtering process.
  • It was used to keep soldiers warm.
  • It’s only called grappa if it was distilled in Italy, San Marino or the Italian area in Switzerland.
  • By law, winemakers can only sell the pomace to grappa makers to avoid the dangers of producing grappa since this ensures that it’s distilled correctly by removing all hints of methanol.
5 Interesting facts about Grappa

Fynbos Distillery

The Fynbos Distillery is located on the picturesque grounds of the historic Sir Robert Stanford Estate which overlooks the peaceful village of Stanford. The old ‘Stookhuis’ is housed in a building that is over a century old. This boutique distillery specialises in handcrafted Grappa and Witblitz...

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