• "L'Aperitivo Nonino" BotanicalDrink

      “L’Aperitivo Nonino” BotanicalDrink

      Silvia Milocco Nonino, Antonio's wife and from the third generation of the distiller family, lost her husband in the war. The only wealth she had for the economic survival of her family was the marc. She set to work determinedly and learned distilling in the early 1940s. Before becoming Italy's very first female master distiller, she worked as a cook in the family inn. Her botanical knowledge was of great advantage in the creation of her first liqueur. She wanted her products to express her Friulian homeland: pure, authentic and unadulterated. Therefore, she made an aperitif from botanicals, which she called "Aperitivo Bianco".

      After their grandchildren Cristina, Antonella, Elisabetta and Francesca had spent three years researching the botanicals of the traditional recipe, they created a new version of the "Aperitivo Bianco" in 2018, this time enhanced by the grape spirit ÙE Fragolino. The sisters drew inspiration from the recipes in the family archive and transformed an old botanical recipe into a contemporary drink of pleasure.

      For this, flowers, roots and fruits are carefully selected according to their origin and organoleptic properties, then dried at low temperature so that the natural intensity of fragrance, taste and colour is preserved. Gentle filtering preserves the citrus freshness and lovely mildness of the plants. A 100% vegetable harmony refined by the grape spirit ÙE Monovitigno Fragolino, which underlines the natural balsamic nuances with Mediterranean fruity notes. Hints of blackberry and wild berries round off the taste.

      The special thing about it: the new aperitivo is 100% natural and vegan and is made without any additives.

      This fresh and lively aperitif tastes perfect with ice and a twist of lime, but also as a light drink with 4 cl L'Aperitivo Nonino, 4 cl dry sparkling wine, ice and lemon zest. Wonderful also as an ingredient in a cocktail. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6-12 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 21,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
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      35000038 · 0,7 l · 32,71 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    • Prunella Mandorlata Liquore

      Prunella Mandorlata Liquore

      Prunella Mandorlata is a beautiful amber-coloured, light and delicate liqueur made from bitter almonds. Excellent aroma and taste. Made according to Antonio Nonino's old original recipe. SUPERIORE.DE

      Zusatz: Farbstoff E 150a (simple caramel)

      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 33,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
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      35000015 · 0,7 l · 32,71 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      22,90 €
    • Grappa Vendemmia "18 mesi" Barrique Riserva

      Grappa Vendemmia “18 mesi” Barrique Riserva

      Natural distillate aged in barriques and small wooden barrels from selected soft vintage marcs of Friuli. Distilled with separation of the pre- and post-run in exclusive copper steam stills. Elegant and persistent in bouquet and taste. Without the addition of colouring agents. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Light gold. Slightly cinnamon, white chocolate, delicately floral. Soft with notes of vanilla, gently creamy, good length, harmonious finish." Falstaff

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      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: Soft Grape Varieties Of Friuli
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique/small wooden barrel
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Alcohol Content: 41,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
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      30000300 · 0,7 l · 37,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,90 €
    • Grappa Lo Chardonnay Monovitigno

      Grappa Lo Chardonnay Monovitigno

      Crystal clear grappa from selected marc of Chardonnay grape, very fresh and softly processed. Fine fragrance and elegant taste of Golden Delicious apple and fresh bread crust. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 41,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
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      30000088 · 0,7 l · 42,14 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      29,50 €
    • Grappa Lo Chardonnay Barrique Monovitigno

      Grappa Lo Chardonnay Barrique Monovitigno

      Delicate amber colours due to short ageing in barrique. Fine and elegant, reminiscent of the aroma of bread, vanilla and pastry. On the palate the same aromas before it finishes long and with a light apple note. Without the addition of dyes. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 41,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000089 · 0,7 l · 42,14 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      29,50 €
    • Grappa Il Moscato Monovitigno

      Grappa Il Moscato Monovitigno

      Smells like roses, sage and vanilla. Elegant, soft and very sensual grappa. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 41,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
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      30000092 · 0,7 l · 42,71 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      29,90 €
    • Grappa Il Merlot Monovitigno

      Grappa Il Merlot Monovitigno

      Crystal clear grappa from freshly processed Merlot grapes with a fine bouquet of rose petals and cherry stones. Elegant and dry taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Slightly green spicy with a grassy tone, a little nougat, sour cherry. In the mouth with good density, medium weight, in the aftertaste after raisins." Falstaff

      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 41,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
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      30000090 · 0,7 l · 42,71 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • Grappa Il Sauvignon Monovitigno

      Grappa Il Sauvignon Monovitigno

      Crystal-clear grappa from freshly processed Sauvignon grapes with the wonderful fruity aromas of the grape variety. Elegant and harmonious in bouquet and taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 41,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000252 · 0,7 l · 42,71 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      29,90 €
    • ÙE Uvabianca

      ÙE Uvabianca

      ÙE Uvabianca distilled from the three white grape varieties Ribolla, Moscato and Malvasia. Clear, fresh, fragrant and slightly aromatic. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: Ribolla, Moscato, Malvasia
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 38,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000169 · 0,7 l · 49,86 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      34,90 €
    • Grappa Il Prosecco Barrique Monovitigno

      Grappa Il Prosecco Barrique Monovitigno

      Selected grape marc of fully ripe and aromatic Prosecco grapes from the area around Conegliano are carefully distilled for this grappa and mature 18 months in barrique. Enjoy the special fruit aromas of Prosecco in a golden, mild Grappa Riserva with a soft finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Typical grappa notes in the fragrance, spicy and yellow-fruity, association of apples and raisins, coffee. Similar on the palate, very characteristic, with hints of wood and some herbaceous spice in the finish." Falstaff

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      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Glera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique/small wooden barrel
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Alcohol Content: 41,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000116 · 0,7 l · 51,29 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      35,90 €
    • Grappa "AnticaCuvée 5 anni" Barrique Riserva

      Grappa “AnticaCuvée 5 anni” Barrique Riserva

      AnticaCuvée is a fine, very aromatic Riserva. Nonino uses the traditional distillation bubble for distillation. The inviting, clear, amber colour comes from the storage in small barrels. The cuvée gets a very special note by the small, but essential addition of young grappa, which matured one year in Limousin barriques. Fruity, warm, velvety and long-lasting. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright amber. Balanced fragrance, some caramel, also herbaceous, delicate honey. Fresh and dry on the palate, a certain saltiness, stimulating and dry in the finish." Falstaff

      • Bibenda:
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: Blend From Nonino Grappe
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: small limousin oak barrel
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000094 · 0,7 l · 67,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      46,90 €
    • "Il Pirus" Acquavite di pere (Williamsbirne) 0,5l

      “Il Pirus” Acquavite di pere (Williamsbirne) 0,5l

      Fine pear distillate from perfectly ripened and hand-picked Williams pears. Delicate in aroma, elegant in taste with clear, fresh impressions of the fruit. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: Williams Pear
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000306 · 0,5 l · 97,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      48,90 €
    • "Gioiello" Distillato di Miele di Agrumi

      “Gioiello” Distillato di Miele di Agrumi

      The Gioiello series by Nonino is the result of years of development and many experiments. They are distillates made exclusively from honey in all its flavours. The production is very limited, as only high-quality honey from ecologically pure areas is used.

      The distillation process is very slow in order to allow the volatile ingredients responsible for the fragrance of the distillate to evaporate and then condense in the right way, so that the rare and precious fragrance and taste characteristics of the selected honey are not lost.

      Distillato di Miele di Agrumi is made from 100% honey from citrus plants. It is fresh, with a bouquet reminiscent of lemon and orange blossom. Very intense on the palate with hints of fruit from Mediterranean gardens. The honey distillate harmonises wonderfully with the finest cheese, goose liver, tea cakes, desserts with honey and ice cream. It is also suitable for refining sweet and sour sauces served with game, white meat and fish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6-12 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 37,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Food Recommendations: cheese, foie gras, sweet and sour sauces, tea cakes, desserts with honey and ice cream.
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      35000036 · 0,7 l · 78,43 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      54,90 €
    • "Gioiello" Distillato di Miele di Castagno

      “Gioiello” Distillato di Miele di Castagno

      The Gioiello series by Nonino is the result of years of development and many experiments. They are distillates made exclusively from honey in all its flavours. The production is very limited, as only high-quality honey from ecologically pure areas is used.

      The distillation process is very slow in order to allow the volatile ingredients responsible for the fragrance of the distillate to evaporate and then condense in the right way, so that the rare and precious fragrance and taste characteristics of the selected honey are not lost.

      Distillato di Miele di Castagno is made from 100% chestnut honey. It has a very distinctive aroma of spices and is very typical of the chestnut honey from which it is made, then mild and elegant on the palate. The honey distillate harmonises wonderfully with the finest cheese, goose liver, tea cakes, desserts with honey and ice cream. It is also suitable for refining sweet and sour sauces served with game, white meat and fish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6-12 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 37,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Food Recommendations: cheese, foie gras, sweet and sour sauces, tea cakes, desserts with honey and ice cream.
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      35000037 · 0,7 l · 78,43 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      54,90 €
    • "Il Pirus" Acquavite di pere (Williamsbirne) 0,7l

      “Il Pirus” Acquavite di pere (Williamsbirne) 0,7l

      Fine pear distillate from perfectly ripened and hand-picked Williams pears. Delicate in aroma, elegant in taste with clear, fresh impressions of the fruit. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: Williams pear
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000147 · 0,7 l · 81,29 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      56,90 €
    • ÙE Cabernet Franc Cru Monovitigno

      ÙE Cabernet Franc Cru Monovitigno

      Clear grape brandy from ripe, freshly harvested Cabernet Franc grapes. Typical grassy bouquet, slightly aromatic in taste with notes of green and black pepper. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000095 · 0,5 l · 127,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      63,90 €
    • ÙE Müller Thurgau Cru Monovitigno

      ÙE Müller Thurgau Cru Monovitigno

      Elegant and fruity grape brandy from Müller-Thurgau grapes of Trentino. Fragrance of apricots and apples, elegant and fine fruity taste, floral hints in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Müller-Thurgau
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000098 · 0,5 l · 127,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      63,90 €
    • ÙE "25th Anniversary 5 anni" Riserva

      ÙE “25th Anniversary 5 anni” Riserva

      Nonino celebrates the 25th anniversary of the ÙE grape brandy with the outstanding Riserva ÙE 25th Anniversary - an assemblage of separately distilled grape brandies from Ribolla, Moscato, Merlot and Malvasia, which matured for five years in barriques or small wooden barrels. Golden yellow colour, elegant bouquet of vanilla, caramel and nut. On the palate a wonderfully deep grape aroma, very long and soft. Without the addition of dyes. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Very floral and fruity in fragrance, muscaty-grapey, chocolaty and dried fruit aromas in the background. On the palate complex wood aromas, as well as chocolaty sweetness, spicy in the finish." Falstaff

      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: Ribolla, Moscato, Merlot and Malvasia
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 5 years barrique/small wooden barrel
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000170 · 0,7 l · 92,71 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      64,90 €
    • Grappa Antica Cuvée "5 anni Cask Strength" Barrique Riserva

      Grappa Antica Cuvée “5 anni Cask Strength” Barrique Riserva

      Antica Cuvée - here in the alcoholic high dosed form "Cask Strength" - is a fine, very aromatic Riserva. Nonino uses the traditional distillation bubble for distillation. The inviting clear amber colour comes from the storage in small barrels. The cuvée gets a very special note by the small, but essential addition of young grappa, which matured one year in Limousin barriques. Fruity, warm, velvety and long-lasting. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: Blend from Nonino Grappe
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: small Limousin oak barrel
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 59,90 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000253 · 0,7 l · 99,86 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      69,90 €
    • "Il Pirus 2 anni" Acquavite di pere Riserva (Williamsbirne)

      “Il Pirus 2 anni” Acquavite di pere Riserva (Williamsbirne)

      Only 828 numbered bottles were filled with this rare speciality. High-quality pear distillate made from perfectly ripened and hand-picked Williams pears with fine ripening nuances through 2-year ageing in Limousin oak barriques. A beguilingly beautiful fire of great intensity and softness. Without the addition of dyes. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: Williams pear
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000301 · 0,5 l · 155,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      77,90 €
    • "Il Cerasus" Acquavite di Ciliegio (Kirsch)

      “Il Cerasus” Acquavite di Ciliegio (Kirsch)

      Fine cherry distillate, made from perfectly ripened and hand-picked cherries. Delicate fragrance, elegant taste with a hint of hazelnut typical of the cherry fruit. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: sour cherry
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000148 · 0,7 l · 112,86 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      79,00 €
    • ÙE Moscato Cru Monovitigno

      ÙE Moscato Cru Monovitigno

      Fine grape brandy from the selection of fresh Moscato Giallo from Vallagarina-Trentino. Scent of May roses, aromatic, fresh and floral on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000097 · 0,5 l · 159,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      79,50 €
    • ÙE Traminer Cru Monovitigno

      ÙE Traminer Cru Monovitigno

      Delicate and aromatic grape brandy from Traminer grapes, smells of roses, nutmeg and a little blackcurrant. Memories of the dessert wine from Pantelleria come back. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Gewürztraminer
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000099 · 0,5 l · 159,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      79,50 €
    • ÙE Cru Monovitigno "Il Fragolino di Nonino"

      ÙE Cru Monovitigno “Il Fragolino di Nonino“

      Rare Fragolino grapes from Nonino's own vineyards produce this exceptional grape spirit. Clear and pure, the aromas are reminiscent of blueberries and wild berries. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Fragolino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6-12 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 43,00 % vol
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
      • Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
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      30000096 · 0,5 l · 179,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      89,90 €
    About the producersNoninoGrappa
    Nonino

    Grappa is not worth less than cognac or brandy and certainly not at all "farmer's drink" - The Nonino family has proved this very successfully. For around 120 years, she has been dedicated to the art of distilling traditional spirits in Friuli. Founded by Orazio Nonino, the company only fills uncompromising quality grappas and distillates distilled from fresh raw materials according to traditional methods in its own discontinuous steam distilling flasks in Ronchi di Percoto, without any aromatic or caramel additives.

    Benito and Giannola Nonino are regarded as pioneers of high-quality grappa. From the sixties onwards, the couple founded the enormous success of the distillery by introducing new production methods. In 1973 they launched the Monovitigno Picolit, the first distilled grape marc spirit from a single and rare noble grape variety. The family thus revolutionised the presentation of Grappa in Italy and worldwide. Another milestone: In 1984 Nonino distilled whole grapes instead of marc for the first time and thus created the grape brandy.

    For the production, the Nonino family uses fresh must-rich press residues of mostly very old grape varieties, which grow in their own vineyards and were partly already threatened with extinction. The range includes eight Monovitigno grappas alone, but the white Picolit grape is the "queen". The five distilleries of the Nonino distillery are each equipped with twelve discontinuous steam pistons. The grappa, which ages both in stainless steel containers and in more than 1,800 small oak, former sherry and other wooden barrels, is filled into high-quality glass containers after long natural maturation without the addition of colouring agents and then lovingly packaged. Nonino controls every step of the production process - from the vine to distribution.

    Four women head the northern Italian family business: Giannola Nonino and her daughters Elisabetta, Cristina and Antonella. The three sisters grew up between grapes, distilling flasks and barriques, because their mother took them everywhere: to winegrowers, customers and in the production rooms marked by the overwhelming smell of the marc.

    Nonino was founded in 2003 by the President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi "as the true ambassadors for Italian grappa worldwide." with the Premio Leonardo Qualità Italia. One year earlier, the distillery had already been awarded a contract by the Italian sommelier association of the "Oscar del Vino" has been awarded. Still today, the Picolit of Nonino is the only grappa among the 16 best distillates in the world. "Hall of Fame" of the Spirit Journal.

    In January 2020 Nonino was honored with the 20th Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards. The distillery from Percoto was the first Italian distillery ever and the only grappa producer to be awarded the "Spirit Brand / Distiller of the Year 2019".

    Kara Newman, the distillate expert of the US magazine Wine Enthusiast explained the choice as follows: "Even though the Nonino distillery was founded in 1897, its history actually only begins in the 1970s when Benito Nonino and his wife Giannola start producing high-quality single-variety Monovitigno Grappas. It was above all Giannola who helped to change the brittle and negative image of grappa. As she herself affirms, she was concerned with transforming grappa from Cinderella to Queen with energy, courage and a revolutionary vision. She demonstrated her ability to redesign a traditional distillate for modern times this is simply the best of Made in Italy. And the company's constant quest for excellence is characterised by innovation, while respecting the culture and identity of the territory. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year founded: 1897
    • Owner: Nonino family
    • Vineyard: 42 hectares