a French enologist and the representative of the International Organization of Vine and Wine - OIV (Wine, Nutrition and Health Commission). A professor of the French University of Bordeaux with a large number of international doctorates, prizes and awards.
During his visit to the Tacama Vineyard in 2007 he commented that he rates Peruvian wine among the best in the region, thanks to the diversity of our climate, the state-of-the-art technology and the attitude and work of our people. "I always believed that good wine in South America was exclusive to Argentina, Brazil and Chile, but I was able to verify that Peru meets the mark set by these countries. The condition of the wine is ideal because it is close to the Andes and the advantage of the temperature and the climatic changes that occur in said environment are excellent conditions for developing good quality wine, such as that of Tacama, that is a model for the Peruvian wine industry because of its potential", he remarked.
In May 2007 he participated in the preparation of new production techniques, harvesting controls to improve the quality of the products, the selection of grapes by hand, new blends, the assembly of certain types of wine and fermentation processes; with the aim of upgrading the Tacama wine cellar, mainly, in terms of red wines.
In July 2008 (El Comercio C16 Gastronomy - July 5, 2008) in his capacity of supervisor, he not only corroborated the effort, in agricultural and technological terms, that the wine cellar makes to improve its wines but he also noticed the presence of two vine stocks that attracted his interest, qualifying the Petit Verdot and Malbec grapes of "extremely high quality". Referring to the Petit Verdot grape he remarked "Tacama has had the luck to have a unique clone of this grape in the world, which was at one time discontinued and that has been effectively adapted by Tacama in the Valley of Ica. The produced wines are fruity, mild ando f a high quality". Furthermore, with reference to the Malbec stock he referred "Its level of quality can be compared with the grapes of this type grown in Argentina or Chile, a fact that is extremely important because as a result, Peru would be accessing the club of the best producers of Malbec in the world ".
With regard to the Pisco, the French enologist believes it is a very original Peruvian product that has begun to be valued abroad. "The present quality of the Pisco has room for further improvement, in terms of refinement and elegance, the product could be refined by analyzing the concept of a multiple number of distillations, something that is seen in similar products worldwide ", he remarked.