Cepas Criollas

Creole strains

The Albilla is planted, mainly, in the valleys of Ica and Pisco. When growing, it shows light green tones and a yellow that reaches gold when ripe. This grape, called Listán Blanca in Spain, has large conical clusters that can weigh more than two kilos, with medium-sized berries.

Its fresh aroma of white fruits and citrus, with hints of blond raisins and some tropical fruits such as pineapple, is capable of captivating any palate.

This variety stands out for its delicate profile and its high glycerol content, which provides a good smoothness in the mouth and a sensation of heat in the distillate. And in wine, its delicate and floral character prevails.

Thanks to its benefits, this Creole variety is presented by Bodega Murga in different versions of wine such as Albilla , Albilla I , Albilla-Italia and Blend de Albilla/Negra Criolla/Quebranta .

A highly identified and well-known strain in Peru, where we usually consume it both as a table grape and in alcoholic beverages. In the world it is known as Moscatel of Alexandria. It is planted practically on the entire southern Peruvian coast, although the quality achieved in the valleys of Cañete, Pisco, Ica, Vítor and Sama stands out. Its clusters are moderately leafy, while its berry is large and elongated, green in tone, oval in shape, and turns an intense golden color when ripe.

This grape, with an impressive aroma in wine or in pisco, includes a marked citrus and floral load, thus providing a sensation of softness on the palate. Although at Bodega Murga the distillate is made monovarietal, it is often widely used in other wineries as a complement to Quebranta and Negra Criolla when making pisco acholados. In wines, we have discovered that its aroma does not interfere with the very typical fresh and acid sensation of a white wine.

Due to its properties, this landrace is presented by us in different wine versions such as Italy , Albilla/Italia , Pet Nat Mollar/Italia and Pet Nat Italia .

Known as Negra Moll, it is cultivated in Pisco, Ica, Cañete, Caravelí and Majes, although in smaller quantities compared to the other grape varieties. The Mollar, with large clusters and dark pink in color, is very important in the production of Pisco because it provides a good structure on the palate, with a certain degree of astringency. In wine, it has a marked character of acidity and astringency, which makes it possible to think of one for long aging in any cellar.

Its aromas can remind us of fresh herbs, such as freshly cut and fresh fruits such as apple, banana, pear, medlar, peach and some nuts.

Due to its versatility, we have this Creole strain in different versions of wine such as Mollar , Mollar 29 , Barrel White Mollar , Mollar/Italia , Pet Nat Mollar and Pet Nat Mollar/Italia .

Planted mainly in the Vítor, Majes, Moquegua and Sama valleys, Negra Criolla was formerly known as Negra Corriente, and in Spain – where it comes from – it is known as Listán Negra or Listán Prieta. According to the researcher and engineer Guillermo Toro-Lira, it would be the first strain brought by the Spanish to Peru and with which the first wine was made in Peruvian territory. With round, medium-sized and dark berries, but of diverse coloration; among them the red, violet and blue ones, this fruit has a thick shell and inside there is less pulp than in other varieties.

This variety offers wines and piscos with a lot of character and structure, robust and with a pleasant sensation of astringency. Its aromas evoke fruits such as green apple, light olive or citrus; as well as syrup or pecans. This strain makes it possible to produce a very pleasant and structured pisco on the palate with very good persistence. Likewise, with this strain the favorite pisco is made, for many connoisseurs, of the varieties of Bodega Murga.

For the reasons explained, Bodega Murga offers wines that include this variety, such as the Albilla/Negra Criolla/Quebranta Blend .

This strain, best known for its role in the production of pisco, is considered non-aromatic despite the fact that it provides subtle and elegant aromas. It has also been typified as the only purely Peruvian grape by Jancis Robinson in her work Wine Grapes. It comes from the combination of Negra Criolla and Mollar grapes, both of Spanish ancestors. It is the most cultivated pisco grape in all authorized pisco regions, highlighting that of the Cañete, Pisco and Ica valleys. It has a medium-sized cluster, with an oval berry, and a dark, uniform pink color.

Its aroma is marked, fundamentally, by ripe fruits in which banana and apple stand out; although hints of peach, hay, black raisins and lime can be discovered. Something notorious, however, is that in wines it shows more aromas of tropical fruits, where notes of passion fruit can be found. The Quebranta grape, with great structure in the mouth, reaches its maximum splendor due to its strong and, at the same time, sober character.

Bodega Murga includes this strain in the distillate and in wines such as the Blend of Albilla/Negra Criolla/Quebranta and Quebranta I.

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