Sensory Richness of Grappas


Grappa is a unique source of indulgent pleasure.

A small glass of grappa contains hundreds of different molecules that are perceived differently based on their unique chemistry and in relation to the proportion in which they are present.

For example, a Muscat grappa will be associated with the vine variety it comes from, or at least the sensations it evokes may to some extent be common. However, it’s not that simple and objective. The evaluation of these responses, in fact, varies not just in relation to one’s aptness to perceive these olfactory stimuli, but also and above all in relation to how the brain attributes the stimuli supplied by the molecules and their combination. The consequence of this interpretative mechanism is that once a grappa reaches the consumer, it morphs into as many grappas as the number of those who taste it.

The stimulus generated by the aromatic molecules that emanate from a small glass of grappa have a direct impact on the olfactory memory of the subject, recalling moments and sensations in life associated with similar olfactory stimuli and reawakening prior emotional associations.

Elvio Bonollo procede con la valutazione della grappa invecchiata in botte