Vittorio 'Gianni' Capovilla is world-renowned as one of the best, if not the best, distiller in the world, in particular for his passion: fruit distillates, rums and grappa.
Capovilla defines its delicious grappa as the noble expression of a "poor" product.
The Mele Gravensteiner distillate is a fruit and apple distillate obtained by means of double-passage distillation in small bain-marie copper alembics.
Vittorio has made the excellence of the raw material and the purity of the distillates its true reason for living.
Gravensteiner apples are an ancient variety of apples from Denmark which then spread to Sweden.
The Gravensteiner apple is considered to be one of the noblest apple varieties and for this reason it is often referred to as the "Roll Royce" of apples.
Trees usually mature late, with collections that start from October / November until December.
These are high quality apples, with a sweet taste, an intense aroma and a firm and crunchy pulp grown in Trentino Alto Adige.
Vittorio Capovilaa selects only the best Gravensteiner apples from Trentino.
The apples are de-stemmed and fermented as is done with red wines, at the end of fermentation the whole fermented must is distilled.
This apple distillate is colorless, limpid and crystalline.
The Capovilla distillate of apple Gravensteiner fior obtained is full of aromas, perfumes and in the mouth is an explosion of sweetness.
The product rests at least 2 years in stainless steel tanks.
It is then bottled, diluted with spring water and brought to 41% vol. without added sugar, flavorings or other.
Aromas: The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas of apple.
Taste: In the mouth it is intense with the strength of barely perceptible alcohol which tends to dissolve rapidly, excellent correspondence to the nose, pleasing roundness, very balanced.
The finish is very persistent with long flavors of citrus and apple.