(alc. 40%) Italian term for distillate from grape pomace (pips, skins etc.) generally bottled without any wood aging. Has a characteristic dry, straw-like flavour. The French equivalent is called Marc.
Grappa is a fragrant grape-based pomace brandy of between 40% and 60% alcohol by volume (80 to 120 proof), of Italian origin. Literally a word for "grape stalk", grappa is made by distilling pomace, grape residue (primarily the skins, but also stems and seeds) left over from winemaking after pressing. It was originally made to prevent wastage by using leftovers at the end of the wine season.