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Wines from Peru

The Next Big Wine Region?

Peru is a Spanish-speaking country in the continent of South America.

So, when it comes to wines of Peru, you would have already guessed that the history of winemaking in Peru has its dates back to the Spanish colonization in the country.

This way, the history of winemaking in Peru can be dated back to the 16th century, when the first grapevines were brought to the country by the Spanish travellers shortly after the colonization by them.

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Recently, the winemakers of Peru are claiming that their country can turn to be the next big wine region. Let’s see about the same here…

Peru is sharing the same features as Chile

As you might be aware already, Chile and Argentina are known to be the key players of the South American wine industry.

But, it came to light more recently that Peru is sharing somewhat same features as Chile when it comes to viticulture.

Like Chile, Peru is also having the same high altitude, as well as the ocean influences, thus, making it possible for the winemakers to craft wines here.

Also, Peru is not having any frost and several parts are seemed to be desert-like and dry. With these features, Peru appears to be more or less like northern Chile.

The leading winemakers of the country are expressing their view that Peru is an interesting country with some outstanding winemaking potential.

Geography and Topography of Peru

In general, Peru is a country that is being characterized by the natural diversity of landscapes.

Here, the shores are lapped by the Pacific Ocean and are giving way immediately to the desert in the southern part and mountains in the northern part.

After these, the topography is levelling into the high plateau. From this plateau, which is at the height of 3750 meters above sea level, the terrain again plunges down into the tropical rainforests of the Great Amazon.

Apart from these, we have to mention here that the country is also home to one of the most complex river systems in the world.

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A look at the Climate in Peru

In this section again, we have to mention that Peru is sharing some similarities with Chilean climatic conditions.

It has been observed that Peru can be accepted as a tropical country better than many other countries.

It’s because when you look at its position, you can understand that the country stretches southwards from the equator to the Tropic of Capricorn.

This placement of the country is keeping it completely outside the southern Wine Belt.

But, in this, we have to recall the fact the important climatic factors like altitude, as well as the maritime influences are not included in the definition of Wine Belt.

And, this makes the country a safe haven when it comes to viticulture. Moreover, as mentioned earlier, the country is located between the cooling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the giant Andean Peaks.

Therefore, there should be no wonder if Peru becomes a big wine region in the near future because the country has several supporting elements that make viticulture more promising here.

Wine Grapes in Peru

It’s quite obvious that the wine grape varieties that are utilized in winemaking here are those that are well-grown in warmer climatic conditions.

Thus, Grenache in the form of a hybrid Alicante Bouschet is very popular here.

This variety is the crossing of Grenache and Petit Bouschet.

Next, the ubiquitous Cabernet Sauvignon is also becoming increasingly popular here.

Apart from these species, the varieties like Torontel, Sauvignon Blanc, Albillo, Barbera, Malbec, and several forms of Muscat can also thrive well in the warmer climates of Peru.

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