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Villa de Varda Muller-Thurgau Grappa, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $60

Price History for NV Villa de Varda Muller-Thurgau Grappa, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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Grape Variety: Eaux-de-Vie

Eau-de-Vie (Eaux-de-Vie in the plural) is French for "water of life" and refers to a wide variety of fruit-based distilled beverages. The production process for eaux-de-vie is very similar to that for most other spirits; the raw material is harvested, crushed and fermented, and the resulting must distilled in order to separate impurities from the alcohol. The resulting beverage is bottled at somewhere between 35 percent and 50 percent ABV.

The fruits used to make eaux-de-vie are commonly orchard fruits such as apples, pears, plums, cherries and blackberries. Grapes can also be used, although grape-based spirits (e.g. Cognac and Armagnac) are usually categorized as brandies. The latter have an amber hue devel ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Trentino-Alto Adige

    Trentino-Alto Adige is the most northerly wine-producing region in Italy. Due to its complex geopolitical history, it is composed of two autonomous provinces named Trentino and Alto Adige. Trentino is almost entirely Italian speaking, while Alto Adige has a predominantly German-speaking population, who know their province by the name Sudtirol (South Tyrol in English). This is due to the region's former status as part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, from which it was re-claimed by Italy in 1919.

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  • Italy

    Italy has a rich vinicultural heritage dating back more than two thousand years. Over the centuries the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans all played a significant role in the development of different wine styles, the way grapevines were grown, the evolution of winemaking traditions and the considerable changes in storage methods as wine moved from amphorae to bottle.

    Italian wines are made with the aim of partnering Italy's rich and varied cuisine; su ... more

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