Grappa "I 4 Shines "
Ancient Altavilla Distillery
Distillery owned by the Mazzetti family since its foundation in 1846 and which today represents an important page in the history of Italian distillation as a reference point for respect for traditional working techniques and the very high quality of the spirits produced. The family has reached the sixth generation of master distillers who over time have handed down the secrets of the processing of pomace that still work today following the traditional discontinuous distillation method with copper stills powered by steam boilers. They distil only in the period of October and November when they have the opportunity to find fresh pomace that comes from the best wineries of Monferrato and Langhe: Ruchè, Moscato, Nebbiolo from Barolo, Grignolino, Brachetto, Barbera, Chardonnay, Freisa and Malvasia di Casorzo. Slow and patient procedures are the basis for obtaining highly digestible grappas which will then be marketed young and at other times aged, thus representing the essence of Monferrato and its famous vines. The grappa "4 Lustri" it is produced by assembling the best pomace from the best Piedmontese vines: distilled and immediately left to rest in small barrels for 20 years. The glass has an intense amber color and enveloping aromas, large and complex with spicy vanilla and cocoa nuances, it has extremely rich and complex flavors with an exceptional aftertaste for persistence and finesse. A deeply elegant distillate with long aging, it perfectly expresses the refinement of perfection in the distillation technique.