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Sarcay de Azpitia Pisco

Sarcay de Azpitia Pisco

Pisco is a more than 400 years old transparent and yellowish brandy, which is made in Peru and Chile. Pisco is a national drink, and the recipe is often passed on through families and distilleries along the Peruvian coast. The spirit is made in the wine regions of Peru and Chile, like this Pisco from Sarcay de Acpitia, which is made in Azpitia, 80 km from Lima. Sarcay de Azpitia get their inspiration from the land in Azpitia, which is a fertile valley where terroir allows the grapes to grow with a uniqueness that makes their Pisco one of a kind.

Description from the producer

Pisco is defined as “a spirit obtained exclusively from the distillation of recently fermented musts of Pisco Grapes using methods that maintain the traditional quality established in the authorized production zones.”

The grapes, which are used to produce wine and Pisco arrived in America from Spain, during the times of the Spanish Colony. 8 grapes varieties are authorized for making Pisco. They are grouped in two types:

Non-aromatic grapes: Quebranta, Mollar, Negra Criolla, Uvina (Sarcay de Azpitia don’t use Criolla or Uvina).

Aromatic grapes: Refers mainly to muscatel varieties, these are: Italia, Muscatel, Torontel, Albilla.

Production process: Pisco is produced from freshly fermented musts (wine) of authorized Pisco Grapes, distilled in traditional copper stills by discontinuous distillation. Wine is distilled only once in small batches. Pisco must contain between 38-48 percent of alcohol. No water is added to regulate its alcoholic content, it is distilled to proof. No aging is allowed, and use of oak barrels is not permitted. Pisco must rest at least 3 months in glass, stainless steel or non contaminant containers before bottling.

Sarcay de Azpitia and their inspiration

Sarcay de Azpitia is a distillery placed in Peru. The decision of making Pisco came many years ago at a friendly family lunch among eight neighbors of Azpitia that shared a common idea: to produce a super premium Pisco – the best among the best, both to drank in Peru and all over the world. From that day, Sarcay the Azpitia was born.

Sarcay de Azpitia get their inspiration from the land in Azpitia, which is a fertile valley where terroir allows the grapes to grow with a uniqueness that makes their Pisco one of a kind.

Pisco Puro: This definition is used, when the Pisco is made from only one grape variety (puro).