GRAPPA CAVALLINA BLEND 4
Briosa e Scattante
Cavallina Bianca is one of the company’s historic brands and among all the variants, the Blend 4 is the youngest. Refining in steel tanks for at least 6 months, after distillation, allows the first molecular maturation of the products, giving the flavour and a sensation of a soft and lively grappa. Like any good white grappa, it is quick off the mark.
Cavallina Bianca represents one of the historical products and an iconic part of the company’s long tradition since the very beginning in 1895 when it was founded. Right from the start, this grappa was aged in small oak barrels, as the economic resources at the time did not allow the purchase of the expensive steel tanks, so barrels previously used to age wine were used instead. However not much has changed since the first product the ‘’ Cavallina Bianca Stravecchia’’ to all the ones that followed after, and being as they are all still available on the market they should be tried. “Cavallina Blend 4” was first produced in 2007 and its selection of marks comes from 4 different varieties of vineyards.
The main ingredient is the pomace, but fundamental attention is paid to their selection and fermentation. The 4 different types of pomace deriving from 4 differents grapes is the formula that distinguishes this product. The next phase of skilled distillation with copper stills extracts the pure essence of this craftmanship.
Cavallina Blend 4, once distilled, is matured for at least 6 months in stainless steel tanks. During this time the molecular mixture evolves
How to serve
It is best to serve it neat, in a narrow-neck glass (tulip) at a temperature of 14-18° C., leaving it to breathe for about 1 minute after pouring, before the first sip.
It goes well with dark chocolate (75-80%), all jam types. Excellent poured over watermelon cubes and also a dash in coffee.