Grappa is a spirit produced by the distillation of grape pomace. The Francoli family traces its origins back to the mountainous Valtellina region of Northern Italy where distillation was practiced for hundreds of years. Luigi Francoli moved to Ghemme in the early 1950s and was quickly followed by his four brothers who formed the company Fratelli Francoli. Distillerie Francoli was the first grappa distillery ever to be awarded the distinction of being 100% carbon-neutral (Impatto Zero® -Zero Environmental Impact). Another of the distillery initiatives was to reforest a large area of land in Costa Rica to help to absorb the company’s CO2 emission (delivery vehicles, air travel, etc.). Moreover, the distillation process of Francoli’s grappa can be defined as having zero environmental impact because it uses energy from vegetable sources (dried pomace) which when burned does not increase the carbon footprint. Francoli also installed a photovoltaic panel system able to generate electricity by capturing the sun’s rays. This is the first step in Francoli moving towards autonomy in terms of energy by using alternative, natural, clean, and renewable sources.
BARRIQUE DEL LIMOUSIN
Distilled from traditional “vinaccia” from Piedmont, it matures for three years in oak barrels of medium capacity. The hints of wood refine the longer-lasting traces and enhance the elegant, spicy notes. The final refining in Limousin wood barriques adds interesting hints of nuts to the grappa. Finally the Moscato grapes bring their own unique fragrance and freshness to a symmetry of flavour and aroma.
Barrique del Limousin has a shiny and intense golden yellow colour. Its perfume is definite and fragrant, with pleasant notes of toasted hazelnut, vanilla, raisins, and tropical fruits.
Historically, Piedmont represents the most important region in the Moscato grape’s cultivation. The result obtained from the distillation of the pomace is a soft, aromatic and distinctive Grappa. Without any doubt this Grappa can be defined as single varietal grape.
The perfume reminds you of roses, lemongrass, orange flowers and elderflowers. The flavour has a unique fragrant note that expresses the softness of this spirit at its best.