Brand Description

Bortolo Nardini, an ingenious and enterprising man, was an expert in the art of distillation and possessed a unique knowledge of its process, when he descended to Bassano from his native Trentino region, in order to produce and commercialize his "Grappa." In 1779, he founded a distillery in Bassano. This location was a strategic one for its ample water supply and the ease of reaching principal markets by boat. Bortolo Nardini revolutionized Italian distillation, quickly establishing himself as the leading producer of Grappa in Italy. Subsequently, as the distillery was handed down from father to son, each generation made a progressive contribution toward refining the distillation process, allowing the firm to achieve the prestige of which Bortolo Nardini only dreamt.

Today, Nardini owns two distilleries in the Veneto Region of Italy: one in Bassano del Grappa, in the Vicenza Province and the other in Monastier, in the Treviso Province. Combined, these distill 40,000 metric tons of DOC grape pomace which is wisely blended and carefully selected from the best wineries in the Alpine foothills of the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Today Nardini, with its two distilleries and state-of-the-art manufacturing system, makes grappas and liqueurs that that evoke the rich traditions of this region.

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Winery Profile
Owner: The Nardini family
Founded: 1779
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“This grappa is made from the pomace of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Friulano grapes from the Alpine foothills of the Friuli region of Italy. Aged in Slavonian oak barrels, it has flavors of almond, cherry, and vanilla, plus toasty notes from the oak and hints of spice, mint, and coca that may appeal to a rye or high-rye bourbon drinker.”
— acclaim for N/V Nardini Grappa Riserva 3 Year from The Whisky Advocate, Apr 2022
“The first to establish a dedicated grappa distillery in the Veneto region in 1799, Nardini meticulously sources the finest pomace from the Alpine wine producers in Friuli and Veneto. The NARDINI Grappa Bianca is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot-Grigio and Friulano, with creamy soft pear, spice and ripe melon. The NARDINI Selection Riserva 7 Anni aged seven years in Slavonian oak casks, remains fresh and fruity, with vanilla-laced silky cherry flavors.”
— acclaim for from Wine Spectator, Apr 2022
“Maggie calls this grappa-based liqueur from a famed Italian distillery “the ideal gift for the cocktail lover who has it all—and has a soft spot for marzipan or old-school Italian bakeries.” Think amaretto but stronger and without the cloying sweetness. It’s an after-dinner sipper that’s fragrant enough to pair with dessert.”
— acclaim for N/V Nardini Mandorla from Epicurious, Nov 2021
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