An ancient name, going back to the time of Cosimo de’ Medici, and then Catherine, Queen of France, who had her Arzente distilled by experts and promoted it as a “reinvigorating, medicinal drink for her armigers”.
In Law No. 1559, dated 7 December 1951, ‘Arzente’ appeared among the appellations allowed for wine distillates.
Major producers of wine distillates preferred however the word Brandy (from the Dutch word brandewijn, burnt wine), easier to pronounce and more suited to a product meant for mass market.
We preferred the old name ‘Arzente’ for our wine distillate in honour of the history associated with it, for the cultural suggestions it evokes and for its sunny charm.
Arzente Poli is obtained from the distillation of Trebbiano di Soave, a wine with a fine and delicate aroma and low alcohol content, poor in tannins and with high acidity: ideal for a wine to be distilled.