Grappa di Marko
Distill grappa from leftover pomace? Not at Charbay.
Miles and Marko, our family's 12th and 13th generation winemakers/distillers, chose exception merlot grapes, fermented and gently pressed them to get the pomace needed for this European classic spirit.
The grappa was double-distilled by hand to 140 proof in our family's classic Alambic Charentais Pot Still. Our Still is 1000 gallons and is made from 2 pieces of copper. It weighs approximately two tons. We aged the grappa in stainless steel, then in glass, to retain the pure flavors before cutting with ultra-purified rainwater to 40 % alcohol. Old World distilling techniques and time create a delightful perfume of the fruit. Grappa di Marko is a brilliantly clear, intrepid Eau de Vie with the fragrance of merlot, a silky smooth texture and a mirage of sweetness characteristic of only the rarest of hand, double-distilled Grappas.
Named after our son, Marko, this is a single barrel release of a one-of-a-kind Grappa.
(Our next release, not set to be released anytime soon, will be a Pinot Noir.)
This product is in between bottlings and is currently unavailable. Please check back soon or contact us to be added to our waiting list. We'll let you know as soon as it's been released!