The term comes from the Dutch word branvjn (burned wine) and defines all the wine spirits obtained outside the areas of Cognac and Armagnac. Brandy has a 100-year-old Italian tradition: the first person to produce it in Italy was John Woodhouse in 1773 with his arrival in Marsala, where he fortified the excellent local wine – Perpetum – by adding distilled wine. This is the past, but the present and the future of the top quality Brandy in Italy are defined by the excellent products of the Maison Silvio Carta day after day. Here Brandy derives from the Vernaccia di Oristano DOC wine, aged over six years in small, hundred-year-old chestnut barrels, then distilled and left to rest for a good nineteen years. A very small premium production, which counts just 1,889 bottles, reserved to a few lucky connoisseurs. Tasting is a unique and unrepeatable experience.