Nardini Grappa Ruta (Rue infused Grappa)

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8 000513 000032
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper

More about Nardini Grappa Ruta

Produced by: Nardini Distillery
UK distribution by: Emporia Brands Ltd
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alc./vol: 43%

Proof: 86°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Italy Italy

Nardini Grappa Ruta is distilled from the pomace of Pinot, Tokay and Cabernet grapes and then infused with rue, a bitter herb that gives this unusual grappa an astringent flavour. Appropriately, each bottle of Ruta includes an infused sprig of rue.
Back in the 1700’s when Nardini was established, grappa was called ‘acquavita’, meaning ‘water of life’, due to its perceived curative properties. Grappa was used to treat everything from fevers, aches and pains to intestinal problems. Nardini Acquavite di Vinaccia Ruta (to give it its original Italian name) takes this a step further by infusing the grappa with rue (Ruta in Italian), a strongly scented evergreen subshrub long used to aid digestion. In Italy rue is traditionally also thought to have Viagra-like properties, which perhaps explains why this infused grappa has been so popular for over 100 years.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 10/01/2014


Clear, faint green tinge.


Herbaceous with olive oil-like notes and herbal spice.


Spicy with peppermint-like freshness and white pepper.


Herbal grappa finish.

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