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gastronomy / gastronomia

Our visit to La Rosa Nautica

Our visit to La Rosa Nautica

La Rosa Nautica uno de los restaurantes mas lujosos de la ciudad de Lima, caracterizado por su vista al mar y su exquisita comida. Aqui algunas fotos de los platos que degustamos en nuestra visita.    

Aguas calientes

Aguas calientes

It is the closest access point to the historical site of Machu Picchu which is 6 kilometres (3.7┬ámi) away or about a 1.5┬áhours walk. There are many hotels and restaurants for tourists, as well as natural hot baths which gave the town its colloquial Spanish […]

El Pisco

El Pisco

Always proud of our rich culinary history, we can say that Pisco is Peru. Without question, our unparalleled grape brandy is the best way to invite you to discover centuries of history and tradition, expressed daily through a cultural diversity that welcomes and surprises visitors.

The name Pisco is derived from the port and valley of the same name located in southern Peru, from which the brandy was shipped to Spain starting in the sixteenth century. Pisco also evokes the great diversity of birds from the south, including Andean flamingos, Peruvian thick-knees, Inca terns and condors, because Pisco comes from the Quechua term pisscu, meaning bird.

The one and only

Pisco is a grape distillate whose inimitable flavor and fragrance unites the European vine and the sunshine of Peru’s southern coast with the wisdom of ancient potters who created the jars in which this exquisite grape brandy is stored.

Good pisco is distinguished from any other distillate by the use of the pisquera grape and by its unique process, which uses direct and batch distillation of fresh musts, meaning no water has to be added. Its color is transparent; it taste is bold and powerful, and its smell is slightly fragrant.

Pisco Grapes

All pisco grapes are varieties of Vitis vinifera L. suited to the soil.

  • Non-Aromatic: Quebranta, Mollar Negra, Negra Corriente and Uvina
  • Aromatic: Italy, Moscatel, Torontel, Albilla.

Types of Pisco

Pisco can be categorized into the following types based on taste:

  • Non-Aromatic Pisco Puro: Made from a single type of non-aromatic grape.
  • Aromatic Pisco Puro: Made from a single type of aromatic grape.
  • Pisco Acholado: Made with different pisco grapes (a blend).
  • Mosto Verde (green must) Pisco: The product of an incompletely fermented must, and thus referred to as “green.”