HISTORY AND COMPANY
The history of the prestigious Marolo brothers distillery is an example of innovation, tenacity and great insights. All began in the seventies, when Paolo Marolo, a young professor of the Enological School, became enthusiastic by participating in a course on herbalists and liquor stores; this is the origin of a dream, which led him to link his name to that of quality Piedmontese grappa. In 1977 Paolo Marolo founded, together with his brother, a small distillery in the family home of Mussotto d’Alba, which took its name from a fresco depicting Santa Teresa d’Avila. In a context dominated by large industrial distilleries, Paolo restored the traditional steam boiler system, more expensive and slower than the continuous industrial disks, but capable of guaranteeing the distillate softness and complexity. The first experiments with Moscato pomace gave results that went well beyond expectations. Strong of the first results achieved, Paolo then specialized in the distillation of Nebbiolo pomace, introducing, after long experiments, the acacia wood for aging. Today the Marolo brothers' Santa Teresa Distillery is led by Paolo and his son Lorenzo, able to combine ancient craft techniques with the most modern equipment to continue to pursue the original goal: to transform the traditional product of Piedmontese grappa into a great product excellence. The Marolo grappas, white or aged, produced from the pomace coming from the drawing of the largest and most characteristic wines of Piedmont, such as Barolo, Barbera, Moscato and Arneis, are today at the top of the grappa production of the whole Northern Italy.