How do Italian grappa
• How do the Italian grappa
Grappa - Italian is the national drink. Today, we are with you will visit the Marzadro plant, which makes grappa.
The plant looks like.
Next to growing grapes, delicious way.
This factory founded in 1949, the aunt of the current owner. Here is a very revered and respected tradition in the factory hanging old family photos. In the photo at the center and the left - the current owner, a little boy.
This is a family heirloom, motorcycle Moto Guzzi. In Italy, like motorcycles, but the owner does not seem to biker, because it says that I first drew attention to the fact that he had a British stroller arrangement, he had not thought about it.
the plant owner, Andrea, shows an old device for the distillation of grappa. By the way, notice how looks oligarch. Andrea is very wealthy man, with simple and easy to talk to.
Grappa made from grape otzhimok that remain after grapes pressed to make wine. Now the harvest season, and the wineries are in full. Every day at the winery the grapes and squeeze the plant buys scrap obtained from the wineries. Now, when the wineries are engaged in full production process for grappa factory filled with raw material storage. Just arrived a truck with scrap obtained, and it is unloaded.
Andrea makes the crediting onions.
These barrels are filled brought scrap obtained.
Grappa will drive in a week or two. This supply line otzhimok in the brewhouse.
In these vats are loading scrap obtained, and the brewing process begins, evaporate scrap obtained.
Then the pair tested and filtered here in these columns and cool.
View from above.
The production is controlled by the financial police, which licenses the production and issue the excise. To do this, all the ducts are sealed at the joints. At its production can not be just unscrew the tube and screw back. This is done only in the presence of representatives of the Financial Police. This is done in order not to add alcohol or something else, thus issued excise duty on these products ensures that grappa is made according to the formulation and not bodyazhilas.
Basement where aged grappa.
Barrels are behind bars, and the room is also sealed by the financial police. Distilled grappa taking the sample, describe the displacement barrels, sealed and lay in storage. Storage sealed. When it comes to bottling, comes the representative of the financial police, when it opens the room, take out the desired barrel, test them and already bottled. A store again sealed. Here is such a tight grip.
But there is a cellar, where, as said by Andrea, a strategic reserve. Grappa is not for sale, for myself so to speak.
tasting very steep and sustained grappa.
Then go to the roof, it would seem why. And there, on the roof, made lawns on which flowers grow. Why, you ask? And Andrea will answer you. People live in the mountains and look down, they see the production, and they see a lawn with flowers and have views of the flowers rather than on production. That's it.
By the way, the plant supplies grappa in Russia.