The signature Celebration Grappa released earlier this year to mark the 10th anniversary of the Dalla Cia Wine & Spirit Company, has excelled with a 5-star rating in the 2016 Platter’s South African Wine Guide.
Distilled in 2004 by the father and son duo Giorgio and George Dalla Cia, the 3rd generation master grappa distiller, this exceptional grappa is an absolute reflection of the family’s artisanal style of production that all started in Friuli, Italy in the 1920s.
The Dalla Cia Celebration Grappa was distilled from fermented grape skins of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and left to age in French oak barrels for 10 years. It has a deep amber colour with delicate hints of plum, marzipan, orange zest, dark chocolate, cherry and ginger. The taste is velvety and ultra-smooth with a layered mid palate and a long, lingering finish.
Only 1 000 bottles have been produced and absolutely everything is done by hand including bottling and labelling. Individually signed and numbered by George himself, each 500ml bottle is a masterpiece. The Dalla Cia family crest, cast in metal, proudly adorns the neck by a leather cord. Each label is branded Dalla Cia in cursive just like the original family label in Italy. The bottle, wrapped in nappa suede, is presented in a beautiful bespoke cylindrical case.
This special release anniversary grappa was crafted for the connoisseur with the utmost discernment and can be obtained at R2 325 per bottle directly from Pane e Vino at the Dalla Cia Distillery and select liquor shops. A limited allocation has been made available to select restaurants and boutique wine shops.
The Dalla Cia Distillery is situated in the heart of the vibrant Bosman’s Crossing precinct of Stellenbosch.