Gran Sierpe Pisco is a Peruvian Pisco available in three varieties that utilize different grapes and blends – Quebranta, Italia and Acholado. We’ve got a bottle of Gran Sierpe Pisco made with the Quebranta grapes, which are non aromatic dark grapes.
Gran Sierpe’s Quebranta Grape Pisco is aged anywhere from three to nine months before being bottled. On the nose, the Pisco gives a quick burst of alcohol and then yields to tamer aromas of earthy, musty fruit. Take a sip and the Pisco is sweet and mild, with distinct flavors of grapes, similar to white grape juice. It’s thin and light on the palate with a hint of peppery spice. It finishes sweet with some notes of raisins and minerals.
The ultimate Pisco cocktail is the Pisco Sour, a drink that combines Pisco, sugar, citrus and egg white. The Gran Sierpe Pisco stood up well in the cocktail, shining through without overwhelming the other ingredients. Since Pisco is rarely consumed straight, Gran Sierpe Pisco, like most others, makes its mark primarily as a mixer.
– 40% Alcohol by Volume
CE Rating: ★★★