Pisco is a South American spirit, obtained from white and rose grapes. Capel is a cooperative located in the Elqui Valley in Chile. Founded in 1938, today it has 1,250 members with 6,000 hectares of land dedicated to the production of grapes for Pisco. The brand Pisco Capel® was created in 1964. Today it is among the world’s leaders in the Pisco market and is the most well-known brand of Pisco. The average production is 300,000 tons of grapes per year: 60% is used in the production of Pisco.
The Chilean vineyards dedicated to Pisco are planted at an altitude of 20 to 200 mamsl, in an uncontaminated place with a specific climate that has approximately 350 days of sun and blue skies a year. In order to grow, the vines obtain humidity from the subsoil (composed of earth, sand, and rock). For this reason, the roots dig very deep. This aspect gives the grapes a particularly aromatic trait and high sugar content.