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Sarpa di Poli

Sarpa, the bridge between the past and the future

This Grappa was conceived in my head in 1983, but it took a few years to see the light of day.

The goal was clear in my mind: a Grappa to encapsulate the aromas of Tradition, but without  the typical defects of Grappas in the past, pungent, aggressive and oily.

It was to be an authentic Grappa, sincere and genuine, what I would now call a classic Grappa.

Moreover, it was to be a bridge between the Grappa of the past and the Grappa of the future, representing the present of Grappa with its best typical features.

It took some time to figure out which vines to use and after various tests I turned to the timeless Bordeaux blend, that mix of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that has produced the best wines in the world, the Bordeaux wines.

Vinaccia - The skins and seeds of grapes

These vines have successfully been grown in the Veneto region for a long time and it seemed to me only natural to use them and try to produce our symbol Grappa, the Grappa that was going to embody years of experience and passion, in a word, the ‘history’ of our family.

After a few distillation seasons I achieved the balance of character and elegance I had long been looking for.

Now the product was ready, we only had to give it a name.

I was lying on the sofa at home with my leg up, talking with my mother about the project, when a name flashed in my mind: Sarpa! A word very familiar to us in the Vicenza area. ’Sarpa’ actually means grape marc, i.e. the skins and seeds of grapes, the raw material from which Grappa is made.

Grappa Poli Sarpa

I jumped up and said to my mother: we are going to call it Sarpa, a name that has a Veneto heart and will represent good Grappa all over the world, with the strength of the values it represents: truthfulness, simplicity, authenticity, naturalness.

Sarpa di Poli has a robust, almost rustic character, with pleasantly grassy scents that remind of freshly cut grass, an aroma of wine and red flowers like geranium, rose and violet that make it a timeless classic.

Jacopo Poli

Young Grappa

Sarpa di Poli

Merlot and Cabernet

“Sarpa” in Venetian dialect means “grape-pomace”, the raw material from which Grappa is made.

Sarpa di Poli is obtained from the pomace of grape varieties with floral and delicately herbaceous aromas, distilled by means of steam in a pot-still working in small batches.

sarpa Sarpa, the bridge between past and future


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Features

Raw material: marc obtained from Merlot and Cabernet grapes
Distillation: artisanal, in small lots, with a discontinuous copper still provided with steam pots
Aroma: fresh herbs, mint, rose, geranium
Taste: rustic, sincere, generous and virile
% alc - Content: 40% Alc./Vol - 700 ml
Service: at temperature of 18/20°C in a tulip-shaped glass

Sarpa di Poli with metal tube - Classic Grappa

Poli Museum