The white Sylvaner (also spelled Silvaner) is one of the oldest varieties of grapes cultivated by mankind. In South Tyrol, this type of grape is mainly grown in the Valle Isarco, Italy's northernmost vineyards.
The particular taste of the Sylvaner, in contrast to most other wine grape varieties, is directly and heavily influenced by soil conditions. Soil with a lot of clay results in relatively neutral tasting grapes. The rocky, mineral-rich soils of the area around Bressanone, with its own specific microclimate, result in a mineral-rich, racy, elegant Sylvaner grape, which smells of fresh hay and gooseberries.
Here at the distillery Zu Plun, we obtain our pomace for our characteristic Sylvaner Grappa the vineyard Köferer Hof in Novacella near Bressanone.
Stylistics: Smelling of grapes, fresh, slight Pronounced varietal fullness, tepid with dry spices and pleasant acidity.
Alcoholic content: 42.00 %
The Hofbrennerei Zu Plun - Florian Rabanser is a family business in Castelrotto, a municipality in the South Tyrol region of northern Italy. The distillery is run by Florian Rabanser, who learned the craft of distilling his father and is now the fourth generation to continue it.
The Zu Plun farm distillery is known for its high-quality fruit brandies and liqueurs, which are made fresh fruit the region. The raw materials come the surrounding orchards and are harvested by hand and carefully selected. The distillery attaches great importance to the quality of its raw materials and only processes fruit that is ripe and of the best quality.
The distillery uses traditional methods and state-of-the-art distilling techniques to preserve the flavours of the fruit in its brandies and liqueurs. Every step in the production process is done by hand, cutting the fruit to bottling the finished products. The distillates mature in wooden barrels to develop their characteristic aromas.
In addition to fruit brandies and liqueurs, the Zu Plun farm distillery also offers grappas, herbal liqueurs and other spirits. All products are produced in small batches and are numbered to emphasise their uniqueness.
The distillery places great emphasis on sustainability and environmental protection and uses only renewable energy sources and recyclable materials. The Zu Plun farm distillery is an important part of the local economy and works closely with fruit farmers in the region to ensure sustainable and environmentally friendly production.
Overall, Hofbrennerei Zu Plun - Florian Rabanser is an outstanding example of traditional craftsmanship and quality production in the distillery industry. The distillery has earned an excellent reputation and is a must for lovers of high-quality spirits who are looking for authentic products.