Villa Zarri 25 Year Anniversary Brandy

 

The new 25-year anniversary label is the most prestigious Brandy in our range and was bottled in September 2015.
The blend is that of 9 wines distilled from Trebbiano Toscano and Trebbiano Romagnolo grapes from the 1987 and 1988 harvests. The youngest Brandy in this blend is left for more than 25 years to age in our barrels.
All the wines were distilled using the discontinuous method and the Charentais alembic, which brings out all the best features. The Brandy is then aged in 350-liter barrels made from oak from the French forests of Limousin and Allier.
In the first year of aging, new barrels are used to give colour and tannins to the spirits. After that, the brandies are racked into so-called depleted barrels, which serve almost exclusively for the oxidation of tannins and alcohol. During the aging process, the alcohol content of the Brandy slowly reduces, either by natural evaporation of the alcohol through the pores of the wood, or the addition of distilled water. A year before bottling the various types of Brandy that make up this blend, they were mixed together and put back into barrels to age so that they harmonize perfectly together before bottling.
Like all our brandy, this one is perfectly natural, with no added colouring, sugar, or flavouring.

TASTING NOTES by Paolo Lauciani (Italian Sommelier Foundation – Bibenda)

Bright amber with topaz reflections.
A complex and refined nose, permeated with fruit in alcohol, dark chocolate and acacia honey, modulated by dried iris flowers, ginger, beeswax and a precious hint of cigar box.
The taste is warm and engaging, elegantly spicy, with clear returns of vanilla and sweet tobacco, sealed with a bewitching and endless persistence.