Aguardente is primarily crafted from grape pomace, including grape skins, seeds, and stems left after winemaking. It's mostly produced with neutral white wine that has great acidity. Pomace is fermented to convert sugars into alcohol.
Fermented pomace is distilled, often in copper pot stills, to separate alcohol from water and other components. Multiple distillation runs may occur. The resulting high-alcohol distillate is diluted with water to reach desired alcohol levels.
Aguardente may be aged in oak barrels, enhancing flavor and aroma. This process can go from 2 years until many decades. After aging, the Aguardente is filtered and bottled for final distribution to the market.
Made from grape pomace, offering a strong grape aroma and flavor.
Aged in oak barrels for years, gaining complexity and subtle nuances.