Grappa - the national Italian alcoholic drink
Grappa is the national Italian alcoholic beverage. Today we will visit the Marzadro factory and see how the Italian grappa is made.
The plant looks like this:
Near growing grapes, very tasty, by the way:
This plant was founded in 1949 by the aunt of the current owner. Here, people respect and respect the traditions very much, old family photos hang in the factory. In the photo in the center and on the left the current owner is still a little boy:
This is a heirloom motorcycle Moto Guzzi. In Italy, they make fun of motorcycles, but the owner doesn’t seem to be a biker, because he says that I first noticed that he has a British stroller, he had not thought about it before:
The plant owner, Andrea, shows the old grappa distillation apparatus. By the way, pay attention to what the oligarch looks like. Andrea is a very wealthy person, while being simple and easy to communicate:
Grappa is made from the grape marriages that remain after pressing the grapes for wine production. Now the harvest season and the wineries are working to the fullest.Every day at the wineries squeeze the grapes and the plant buys the wrists from the wineries. Now, when the wineries are fully engaged in the production process, at the plant grappa fill the storehouse with raw materials. Just came the truck with the taps and unload it:
Andrea makes an onion:
These barrels are filled with brought overs:
Grappa will drive in a week, two. This is the line for serving the brew shop:
Squeezes are loaded into these tanks and the process of cooking begins, the squeezes are evaporated:
Then the pairs pass and are filtered in these columns and cool down:
View from above:
Production is controlled by a financial police that licenses products and issues an excise. To do this, all the tubes at the joints are sealed. At its production can not 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 be heavily alcohol-bonded, thus issued an excise tax on these products ensures that the grappa was produced in accordance with the recipe:
The basement where grappa is aged:
The barrels are behind bars and the room is also sealed by the financial police.The distilled grappa is sampled, the displacement of the barrel is described, sealed and put into storage. The vault is sealed. When it comes time to bottled, a representative of the financial police arrives, they open the room with him, take out the necessary barrels, check them, and already bottle them. And the vault is sealed again. Here is such a tight control.
But there is a basement where, as Andrea says, a strategic reserve. Grappa is not for sale, for myself so to say:
We taste very steep and seasoned grappa:
Then we go to the roof, it would seem, why. And there, on the roof are made lawns on which flowers grow. Why ask you? And Andrea will answer you. People live in the mountains and look from above, see the production, and so they see the lawns with flowers and they have a view of the flowers, and not the production.