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Ossario - Mount Grappa

Why call it Grappa?

Why the Monte Grappa is called like this?
And why the Grappa is called like this?
Difficult to say it with certainty.

According to some researchers the term Grappa derives from the Germanic krappa that is hook, curved [1] while others let it derive from the prelatin term krapp that is rock [2] [3].


 [1] - Dante Olivieri - Dizionario di Toponomastica lombarda - Ceschina - Milano, 1961.
[2] - Luigi Melchiorri - Toponomastica in La Valcavasia - Ricerca storico-ambientale- Comunità Montana del Grappa - Crespano del Grappa, 1983.
[3] - Paul-Louis Rousset -  Ipotesi sulle radici preindoeuropee dei toponimi alpini - Quaderni di cultura alpina - Priuli e Verluca editori

Bassano del Grappa

Both hypothesis are plausible, considering that the Monte Grappa, as also the nearby plateau of Asiago, were under cultural and linguistic teutonic influence.

Therefore we can't say which could be the etymological relation between the Monte Grappa and the Grappa, but we can conferm that with the time Bassano del Grappa, the city at the foot of Monte Grappa, has become deservedly the capital of the most important italian distillat.

Bassano 24 Carati è is obtained distillating the marc of the variaties of the area of DOC Breganze, of which Bassano del Grappa is part of. It is called like this because the Grappa remains for 24 months in oak barrels, that are barrels of capacity of about 200 liters.

The permanence in wood gives the distillate a nice golden colour and soft and fragrant aromas of vanilla, coffee and leaf of tea.


Aged Grappa

Bassano 24 Carati Oro

Grappa matured 2 years in oak barrels

Bassano del Grappa, the capital of Grappa, andto the Poli Grappa Museum that is located in front of the “Ponte Vecchio” (the old bridge), the symbol of the city, designed by the architect Andrea Palladio in the year 500.

24carati Why call it Grappa?

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Raw material: marc obtained from a cuvée of typical varieties of the province
Distillation: artisanal, in small lots, with a discontinuous copper still provided with steam pots
Aroma: toasted wood, vanilla, cocoa, coffee
Taste: persistent, strong, harmonious
% alc - Content: 40% Alc./Vol - 700 ml
Service: at temperature of 18/20 °C - 65/68 °F in a tulip-shaped glass

Poli Bassano 24 Carati Oro with metal tube - Aged Grappa