Distilleria Santa Teresa dei F.lli Marolo
The history of the prestigious Marolo brothers distillery is an example of innovation, tenacity and great intuitions. It all started in the seventies, when Paolo Marolo, a young professor of the oenological school, became enthusiastic by participating in a herbal medicine and liquor course; this is the origin of a dream, which led him to link his name to that of quality Piedmontese grappa.
In 1977 Paolo Marolo, together with his brother, founded a small distillery in the family home of Mussotto d'Alba, which has the name of a fresco depicting Santa Teresa d'Avila. In a context dominated by large industrial distilleries, Paolo restored the traditional system regardless of financial interests, but able to tolerate morbidly and complexity to the distillate. The first experiments with Moscato pomace went well and are well beyond expectations. Strong of the first achieved, Paolo then specialized in the distillation of pomace of Nebbiolo, introducing, after long experimentations, the acacia wood for the elderly.
Today the Santa Teresa Distillery of the Marolo Brothers is led by Paolo and his son Lorenzo, ability to combine the ancient techniques with the most modern techniques to continue to pursue the original goal: transforming the traditional product of Piedmontese grappa into a product of great excellence . Marolo grappas, white or aged, produced by pomace from the drawing off of the major and most characteristic wines of Piedmont, such as Barolo, Barbera, Moscato and Arneis, are today at the peak of grappa production all over the North Italy.