Arroqueño – Vino de Mezcal

100% Maguey Arroqueño – Santa Catarina Minas

vino de mezcal Del Maguey Single Village MezcalThis Special Edition of 360 bottles made from giant semi-wild, maguey Arroqueño is dedicated to Thor Heyerdahl, Biologist, Explorer and Great Human Being. The magueys were roasted in a conical pit over hot rocks, buried with earth for three days, fermented with nothing but airborne microbes for thirty days, then twice -distilled very slowly in an ancient clay still with bamboo tubing the original, centuries-old Oaxacan, hand-crafted way. Arroqueño has notes of luscious melon on the palate, like cantaloupe and a bit of baking chocolate in the background. It is very vegetal, reminiscent of fresh green beans, with savory medium to long finish.

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Production Notes

  • Village: Santa Catarina Minas
  • Palenquero: Florencio Carlos Sarmiento, Florencio Carlos Vasquez, Luis Carlos Vazquez
  • State: Oaxaca
  • Region: Valles Centrales
  • Maguey:Arroqueño
  • Agave Species: A. americana sub. oaxaquensis
  • Age of Maguey: 12-25 years
  • Elevation: 1540 M (5052 feet)
  • Roast Duration: 4-5 days
  • Type of Wood: Huizache, Algaroble, Plum, Oak, Zapote, Jacaranda, Mango,
    Jarilla, Eucalyptus, Araucaria, Castor, Pitayo
  • Milling: By hand with bats
  • Size of Tinas: 1450 L
  • Fermentation Duration: 15-25 days
  • Water Source: Spring
  • Still Type: Clay
  • Still Size: 100 L
  • ABV of Mezcal: 49%

 

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