Pisco Portón Mosto Verde
Portón // Peru
Pisco Porton is a brand that has risen to prominence in the Peruvian Pisco market. Founded in 1684 it claims to be the oldest (commercial) distillery still running in the Americas giving it a head start on any competition. The distillery is modern looking and high tech but still embraces most of the methods used when the distillery was founded. Made using 4 different grape varietals: Quebranta, Albilla, Torontel and Italia. Pisco Porton is made using the “Mosto Verde Method’ which uses a partially fermented must giving it more intense aromatics. It rests 1 year in tanks and is bottled without dilution.
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.
"This spirit is quite interesting, simultaneously herbaceous, fruity and earthy. Aromas of dried herbs, grape stems, whole orange, aloe, sandalwood and basil flowers are unmistakable. The palate is tannic and surprisingly dense with lovely notes of raisins, grape stems, copper, orange and pear. It is a lovely balance of easy and complex flavors."