Quebranta is a variety of red grape native to Peru, it was traditionally used to make the Peruvian national spirits, Pisco, which is now made with a blend of different varieties.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Quebranta grapes have a dark blue-black skin and deep colouring, with a full body, high tannins and powerful aromas of blackberry and wild herbs. The taste profile is typically intense and earthy, with notes of pepper, chocolate and cherry.

Fresh Quebranta grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Quebranta is mainly grown in the Peruvian region of Ica, in the south of the country. The region has a dry, desert-like climate with high altitudes and a high diurnal range, which helps create the intense characteristics of Quebranta wines. Quebranta vines are generally planted on sandy soils and trained in a pergola system, with a low yield of around 1 kg of grapes per vine. The grapes are hand-picked and fermented in open vats with a long maceration period. The wines are then aged in oak barrels, often for up to two years, to enhance the complexity and depth of flavour. Quebranta wines from Ica are typically full-bodied and intense, with high tannins and a deep colour. They can also be made in a lighter, more fruit-forward style, with aromas of blackberry and cherry. Quebranta wines pair well with grilled meats and spicy dishes, as the high tannins and intense flavours stand up to the bold flavours of the food.

Foods to pair with Quebranta:

Asian food
Fun Fact about Quebranta
Quebranta is the only indegenous vitis vinifera variety in Peru.

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