Grape Tutorial: Mollar


The Mollar grape has a copper tone to it and appears to be closely related to the Quebranta varietal.

This varietal does exceptionally well in Southern Peru as opposed to the Northern Pisco regions.  The berry is of a medium size and very sweet.

Mollar is grown in very small quantities throughout Peru and is usually found mixed in with the Quebranta vineyards.  It is very rare to find vineyards dedicated specifically to the growth of Mollar.  As a result it is also rare to find a pure pisco made exclusively with Mollar grapes.  I have unfortunately never tried a pure Mollar pisco.  But according to Nicholas Gill of New World Review, it produces notes of figs, honey and apples with a long finish.

I unfortunately do not have any pictures of the Mollar grape, but I will be on the look out and will post it as soon as I can.

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