Poli Museo della Grappa

Poli Grappa Museum

Poli Distillerie

Poli Distillerie


  • Plant: Loquat, Japanese medlar, Japanese plum (Eriobotrya Japonica)
  • Plant part: seed
  • Plant feauters: astringent, aromatic, antiviral, diuretic, expectorant, thirst-quenching, antibacterial, analgesic

  • Description:
    The Japanese medlar is a typical oriental plant, it originated in fact from eastern China or Japan and also has a very indicative name, Eriobotrya Japonica, which refers of course to its origin and to the hairy appearance of its inflorescences.
    Eriobotrya indeed means hairy bunch. Nevertheless, it is a plant that grows also luxuriantly in our territories, especially in the Mediterranean, where it is mainly appreciated for its pleasant and refreshing fruits. With the seeds instead a liqueur is obtained, known under the name of Nespolino and vaguely reminiscent oft he taste of bitter almonds.  
Loquat, Japanese medlar, Japanese plum  (Eriobotrya Japonica)
  • Ingredients:
    - 200 g medlar seeds
    - 1 liter of Grappa
    - syrup obtained with some water and 300 g of sugar
    - 1 vanilla pod
    - some rose petal
  • Preparation:
    A Grappa Nespolino is prepared by macerating 200 g of medlar seeds for about 10 days in the sun, so that they are „peeling" spontaneously.
    The peeled seeds are then placed in a glass bottle together with one liter of Grappa and a sugar syrup (water and 300 g of sugar).
    Then you add a vanilla pod and some rose petals.
    The maceration will last one month and the aging process six months.
    The flavor will be reminiscent of almonds and the Grappa will show a colour of golden yellow.

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