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Sarpa di Poli

Sarpa, the bridge between the past and the future

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

The goal was clear in my mind: a Grappa to encase the aromas of Tradition, but without the typical flaws of old fashion Grappas, often stingy, aggressive and oily.

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

Moreover, it was meant 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 trials I turned to the timeless Bordeaux blend, that mix of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that gave rise to 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 just natural to use them to try to produce our symbolic Grappa, the Grappa that should have embodied years of experience and passion, in one 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 very familiar term in the area of Bassano del Grappa. In fact, ’Sarpa’ means grape marc, the grape's skins, 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