Vines have been grown in Peru since 1880 though until now you were more likely to use the grapes for Pisco, a kind of Brandy, than for table wines.
Peru is an incredibly interesting place for vines. The country lies outside the famous 28-50 degree latitude zone where wine is made. Peru relies on altitude for its vineyards. It would be too warm otherwise. These vineyards, rising high in the Andes soak up the sun without the kind of heat that could ruin the crop. Delicate grapes that are perfectly ripe make up the wine. Around the world, no matter where you find vines, winemakers hope for a particular weather pattern. Warm days and cool nights to ripen the grapes without losing the precious acidity. Then the grapes head to a state of the art winery. It is a definite new world operation.
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