This award winning "acholado" style Peruvian Pisco, formerly known as Pisco Portón, is hand-crafted at the oldest distillery in the Americas, Destilería La Caravedo, Est. 1684.
Method of Production: Single-distilled to 40% ABV (80 proof) requiring approximately 3 kilos (7 lbs.) of a blend of quebranta and torontel grapes to produce one 750ml bottle. Distilled from 100% fully fermented grape juice (pure wine--no pomace) and rested a minimum of nine months--four months for each varietal and another five months after assemblage--with no additives of any kind: no color, no water, no sugar, no wood flavoring. Distilled through alambique copper pot stills and traditional falca stills.
Aroma Characteristics: pronounced apple, lemon grass, golden raisins and white pepper aromatics.
Maturity: un-aged and rested in stainless steel.
Body: medium high viscosity
Flavor Intensity: pronounced
Flavor Characteristics: super dry, medium bodied, very structured with characteristics of citrus and spice with impressions of bananas.
Finish: lingering finish that is citrusy,
peppery and floral.
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Country of Origin – Peru
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