Brandy, 21-Years Millesimato 1988
This is a blend of four brandies distilled from wines harvested in the same year, the 1988 season. The idea of Brandy Millesimato (vintage brandy) is to showcase the characteristics of a particular year. The wines used are Trebbiano Toscano and Trebbiano Romagnolo, distilled with a discontinuous method by means of a Charentais alembic which preserves all the wine’s best elements.
The brandy is aged in small 350-liter oaken barrels made in France (Limousin and Allier.) During the first year of aging new barrels are used as these infuse the distillate particular tannins and add some richness to the color. Later, the brandy is transferred into used barrels, which are almost exclusively used for crafting the tannin and for the alcohol oxidation process. During the aging period, the alcoholic strength is reached, which in this case is 45%.