Grappa di Obli’

Grappa di Obli’

9/10 by Tannico

Grapes: Nerello Mascelese, Nerello Cappucio, Nocera & Nero D’Avola
Alcohol: 42% abv
Type: Grappa
Vintage: N.V.
Format: 50cl
Classification: Faro DOC
Region: Sicilia
Country: Italy




The Region

Faro DOC is a wine appellation located in the province of Messina, in the northeastern part of Sicily, Italy. It is one of the lesser-known and smaller wine regions in Sicily. It is known for producing unique and distinctive red wines. The vineyards are located on the slopes of hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The unique terroir of the Faro region, characterized by volcanic soils, sea breezes, and a Mediterranean climate, contributes to the distinctiveness of the wines. The proximity to the sea and the volcanic soils impart minerality and freshness to the wines.

This grappa comes from the grape skins used for the “Obli'” wine which is the pride of Enza La Fauci. It’s her top wine coming from the Faro DOC from the province of Messina and made from a blend of 60% Nerello Mascalese, 15% Nocera, 15% Nerello Cappuccio and 10% Nero d’Avola grapes. Of all the Sicilian denominations, Faro is perhaps the one that is giving the biggest surprises in terms of elegance and expressiveness. Here the Nerello Mascalese, a grape variety that is always linked to the Etna DOC (but which has a very important tradition in Messina), expresses more generous wines thanks to the support of Nero d’Avola and Nocera.


This grappa comes from the distillation of the destemmed grapes used for the Obli’ wine. Right after pressing, the skins are taken to the distillery and are slowly distilled in a continuous copper still with a “bain-marie” heating, giving an extraordinary product which is then aged in small oak barriques for at least 18 months. The barrique aging softens the grappa and gives an elegant perfume accompanied by a broad and harmonious aromatic complexity. Intense amber in colour this grappa is best served in a tulip glass and accompanied by dark chocolate and dried fruit.

Ideal serving temperature –  14°C.