In 1973 the Nonino family produced the first Grappa Monovitigno from marc of Picolit grapes. Marc is obtained by distilling the solid components of a grape. The family celebrated great success with the brandy and soon other distillers worldwide became aware of the new product. Grappa is not only the oldest eau-de-vie in Northern Italy but also the most traditional. The grappas of the Nonino family reflect the history and long tradition of the company. The Nonino Grappa Riserva 8 Years Old matured 8 years is made from Monovitigno, Moscato, Friulano, Merlot and Schioppettino grapes. The distillation is carried out in copper steam stills. The distillate is stored for 8 years in barrique barrels. There are only 3,630 numbered bottles worldwide. But not only the contents are convincing, the bottle design is also an eye-catcher. The artistically designed bottle was made of black glass, which was cut with a diamond disc. A silver chain decorates the neck of the bottle. Awards: - Falstaff-Spirits-Gala in 2014: "Best Grappa" with 94 pointsTasting notes:Colour: Amber. Nose: Full, apricots, plums, cherries, spices, chocolate. Taste: Velvety, full-bodied, fruity, marzipan. Finish: Long lasting. Nonino Grappa Riserva 8 Years Old should be drunk at room temperature, after a short resting period from a balloon-shaped glass. In summer it is best enjoyed in a low tumbler with ice cubes. It goes very well with cheese, goose liver, dark chocolate, warm chocolate desserts or a good Cuban cigar.