FRATELLI BRUNELLO DISTILLERIE
The oldest artisan distillery in Italy was founded in 1840 by the Brunello brothers. It all began with Maria Marzari, one of the first women entrepreneurs in the world of grappa making. Running the distillery today are Giovanni, Paolo and Stefano Brunello. In the early 1980s, they refined the distillation process by bringing innovation to their range of products: from mono-varietal grappa to the recovery of indigenous grape varieties and the distillation of grapes. So the Brunello brothers refined the distillation process and brought innovation to their range of products by introducing new lines, such as the mono-varietal grappa. They also began distilling pressed grapes to make distillates. Inebriated by these innovations, the Brunello brothers continued to be well grounded and well aware that change should be made whilst. As proof of this, when it came time to replace the equipment in the distillery in 1984, Giovanni, Paolo and Stefano chose an old discontinuous still with heating boilers, which had been left behind by a distillery that moved on to industrial-size production. Later, the still was upgraded, so to provide low-pressure direct steam at low temperatures. Since then, that same still continues to distill, year after year, yielding ancient fragrance with a modern taste. It is still early for the generational transition, but a small step in Brunello Distillery was made by Angela, Enrico, Matteo and Riccardo the future of the company.