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Jacopo Poli in Pauillac (Medoc), France

The story of a dream.

June 13th 1995:
Jacopo Poli visiting the most prestigious Château Premier Cru of Pauillac (Medoc) in France and dreaming about distilling their grape marc.

October 18th 2007:
Because of several obstacles the dream seems unrealizable but courage, constancy and passion solve the difficulties. After a 12-year-siege, the doors of the castle finally open and Jacopo can enter to prepare the grape marc for the transport.

Jacopo Poli with the precius pomace.

October 23rd and 31st 2007:
The grape marc is carried from the château in Pauillac to the distillery in Schiavon in insulated lorries.
Four drivers travel all night long to ensure maximum freshness.

October 24th – 25th November 2nd-3rd 2007:
Andrea and Jacopo get down to work: the historic still is ready for action.
For the very first time in the history of Grappa the best French grape marc is distilled in Italy.

The dream came true: La Première

April 29th 2008:
after six months of rest in stainless steel tanks, the spirit is set to rest in the undergound cellars of the Distillery.

June 13th 2016:
after 21 years of patient waiting the dream comes true: the first batch of Poli La Première is bottled.
The result is a majestic and solemn brandy that preserves the flavors of the classic Bordeaux blend and mixes them with pure Venetian passion.

Eau-de-vie from French grape marc

La Première

Imposing like a castle surrounded by vineyards.

From grape-marcs of the Château of the most prestigious Premier Cru of Pauillac, patiently stored in the underground cellars of the Poli Distillery. Flowing-steam distilled.

Its aroma recalls a lavish banquet with ripe fruit, marzipan, dry and candied fruit.

Find out more Poli La Première Watch
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Raw material: grape-marc of Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot from the most prestigious Premier Cru of Pauillac, France
% alc - Content: 46% Alc./Vol - 700 ml
Service: in a tulip-shaped glass at temperature of 18/20 °C - 65/68 °F
Packaging: wood box

Poli La Première, Marc spirit barrel finished package