Tacama, Ica Valley, Peru
Peru has around 11,000 hectares of vineyards in five different vineyard regions: the North, Central and South Coasts, the Andean Sierra and the Selva.

Winemaking at Tacama is now into its fourth generation and the vineyard has been in operation since the 1600s, making it South Americaís oldest vineyard.  The vineyard lies at an altitude of 400 metres in the Andes, 70 km from the sea and 300km from the capital, Lima.

2005 Seleccion Especial, Ica Valley, Peru, Tacama, 14%
This is a blend of 60% tannat and 40% petit verdot.  It has a fresh fruity nose and a fresh fruity palate.  A touch hot, maybe, but itís really quite impressive.  Very Good+.  88/100

2005 Gran Tinto, Ica Valley, Peru, Tacama, 12.5%
This is a blend of malbec, tannat and petit verdot.  It has a very light, fresh, fruity nose.  Very open and round on the palate, with very good fruit character.  Very nice indeed.  91/100

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Last updated: 17 July 2007