Caravedo Pisco Puro Torontel
Caravedo // Peru
This puro pisco from Peruvian distillery Caravedo is made exclusively with torontel grapes, an aromatic grape varietal from the Peruvian coast. Eight pounds of grapes are required to make each 750ml bottle. From there, the grapes are juiced and fermented before being distilled once in traditional Falca pot stills. It’s then rested for a year before it’s bottled at 80 proof.
PiscoBrandy distilled from grapes and produced in either Peru or Chile. In Peru, there are eight allowable grapes and in Chile, there are three. Peruvian Pisco is distilled only once in a pot-still and no wood aging is allowed. Peruvian pisco cannot have any alterations including dilution. Chilean pisco can be distilled multiple times, can be aged, and can be diluted prior to bottling.
"Look for a lovely nose of pears, peaches, papaya and a slight florality. It has a silky texture on the palate. Flavorwise, there are bright, vivid floral notes of orange blossom and rosewater, alongside green banana. This would work wonderfully in a cocktail, particularly a sour. "