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Capovilla Grappa di Bassano

41% abv

Vol- 70cl

A different star of the world of grappa is veteran Vittorio Capovilla. Surrounded by orchards of pear, peach and cherry that supply his renowned fruit spirits, Capovilla’s rustic distillery is a shrine to purity of purpose. Scorning laws allowing grappa-makers to add things like 20g of sugar per litre he insists that simple ingredients stand alone.
Capovilla specifies vintages. His biancas are rested for several years in steel vats before bottling or going to cask; ‘harmonising not ageing,’ he stresses. Many bottles are hand-finished – sealed from bubbling pots of wax, with handwritten tags describing grape, year and qualities.
I’m not surprised Capovilla is the only distiller producing a grappa allowed to bear the tag ‘di Bassano’, made solely using pomace local to the Veneto town of Bassano del Grappa. –

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£49.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 1 remaining

Many in Italy believe Capovilla to be the single best producer of Grappa in the country and we very much agree. Since 1986, the estate has been based in the beautiful old cellars of Villa Dolfin Boldù in Rosa', near Bassano del Grappa, close to Vicenza.

Owner Vittorio Capovilla has chosen to distil his Grappa using small stills that he has especially built for him by a German artisan. He has also chosen to use an artisanal distillation method for his products, via the very high quality bain-marie method, which employs a discontinuous distilling cycle. This means that at the end of every boiling cycle of the marc or pomace, the cycle must be interrupted and the pot emptied and refilled with other new marc or pomace. The discontinuous cycle still can be of three types (direct fire, bain marie and flowing steam) depending on the manner by which the pomace or marc is warmed up, and the bain marie method, though slow and labour-intensive, is particulary famous for extracting aromas and flavours that are highly refined and intense.

Capovilla is also well known for his use of very low levels of sulphur dioxide, and of only very ripe fruit grown in high hillside vineyards. Four hectares owned by Capovilla are officially organically farmed, and the estate has gone out of its way to select old varieties of plums, pear and peaches (among other fruits) that are now rare but of very high quality. Capovilla is especially interested in developing Grappa and Eau-de-vie that are not just fragrant and perfumed, but also full-bodied and rich.

All of Capovilla’s products are hand bottled and hand labelled.

Reference #:
41 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

What do I pay for delivery?

Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.

All stock bought from Bond will be charged at delivery cost as quoted by the bond. As this varies dependent on the location of the wines and ultimate destination this will be quoted to you at the point of billing for VAT and duty.

And can we change order.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.

UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch : 

IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41