Distilleria Bottega was set up in 1977 by Aldo Bottega, a master distiller with over 30 years of experience. The distillery began modestly, operating in the local grappa market. In 1983, with the death of its founder, son Sandro took on the management of the company with the assistance of siblings Barbara and Stefano. In a few years, Distilleria Bottega left its anonymity, thanks to an innovative distillation system that makes grappa mellower and more delicate. In 1987, the Alexander brand joined Bottega; this new brand is intended for those consumers who have developed a much more educated and refined palate.
All Alexander Grappa has its origin from very fresh and vinous marcs that are distilled in copper stills following the steam distillation in order to guarantee the highest quality. The Venetian blown glass bottles, designed by Sandro Bottega, are the ideal container to view the clarity and transparency of the Alexander Grappa. They were also the object of a prestigious international exhibition called “Art in Grappa”.
The wine has an intense purplish red color. On the nose it is highly aromatic, showing a good balance between depth and strength, with elegant nuances of small red fruits such as raspberries and gooseberry, which is typical from Patagonia. In the mouth, it displays soft sweet tannins, a medium and well balanced body, which is inviting and ready to drink.