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Jacopo Poli in Jerez de la Frontera

Grappa aged in French oak barriques and in Sherry PX barrels


When I visited for the first time the Bodegas Williams & Humbert at Jerez de la Frontera, I was literally dumbfounded. Seeing the facility from the outside, I could never have imagined what I saw as soon as I entered: a real cathedral dedicated to Sherry.

Thousands and thousands of Botas, the typical 500-liter casks, perfectly aligned and stacked in a huge and majestic space. After ascending a spiral staircase, you can admire the 1.9 million square feet of cellar space (equivalent to 25 soccer fields!), filled up to the ceiling, and you can perceive the intense and enveloping aroma of the resting Sherry.

After tasting various Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso, and attempting in vain to hit the centre of a copita with some kind of small ladle named venencia, I chose a Sherry from the grapes of Pedro Ximenez, ver y thick and sweet, with a robust structure and complex dried fruit aromas.

I think nobody will notice if some botas are missing, as there are about 40,000 of them in there! Now they are in the cellar of my own distiller y in Schiavon, to enrich with unique aromatic notes this memorable Grappa.

Jacopo Poli

Aged Grappa

Due Barili

Grappa aged in French oak barriques and in Sherry PX barrels

Due Barili has an exceptionally rich and smooth taste thanks to the harmonious blend of Grappa of Prosecco and pure grape marc with floral aroma, as well as thanks to the double ageing in two different kinds of barrels: at least two years in 225-liter French oak barrique and at least two years in Sherry PX barrels.

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Features

Raw material: blend of Grappa of Prosecco and pure grape marc with floral aroma
Distillation: artisanally distilled with Crysopea, vacuum bain-marie pot still
Aroma: milk chocolate, raisin, toasted nuts
Taste: persistent and harmonious
% alc - Content: 40% Alc./Vol - 700 ml
Service: at temperature of 18/20 °C - 65/68 °F in a tulip-shaped glass

Package of Poli Due Barili, double ageing Grappa

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