Established in 1967, Castelli is a family-owned and operated, small-production distillery in Piedmont; it is now run by the second generation, Sergio Castelli.
Grappa is distilled from the skins, pulp, seeds, and stems (i.e., the pomace) left over from winemaking after pressing the grapes— the fresher the better— and all of their pomace is sourced locally from wineries with whom they have long-term relationships.
100% Arneis from the Roero, grown in marl and sandstone soils from the Pliocene era. This is a young, fresh version of grappa, aged for 2 years in stainless steel; bright and crystal clear, this has a fresh nose with an herbal quality. On the palate, the delicate flavor is pleasantly round, with an elegant almond-laced finish.