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Vecchia Romagna – Italy’s favourite Brandy

Post by: Ruth Yates

Vecchia Romagna, Italy’s favourite Brandy and one of their best selling spirits is getting great reviews.  Now, I’m a bit of a Cognac girl myself, however, I wondered what all the fuss was about; with Vecchia Romagna Brandy that is!

Firstly, the heritage of this Italian brandy goes back to 1820, when the refined French distiller Jean Bouton arrived in Italy.  It is distilled from the Trebbiano grapes, also known as Ugni Blanc in France, where it makes some of the best Cognacs.

It’s aged for three years in oak casks, which showed firstly on the appearance with a warm amber hue, it quickly became apparent on the nose, offering a wonderful harmonious bouquet, which was also quite fragrant; lastly, the oak gave a smooth mouth-feel, with hints of aromatic spice.  For me this makes a perfect after dinner digistif to be served with the coffee and truffles, but make sure the Brandy is at room temperature and serve in a large brandy or bowl glass.

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