Azul – Vino de Mezcal

100% Maguey Azul – San Luis Del Rio

vino de mezcal Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal During the agave scarcity in Jalisco 2000-2004 Jalisco truckers came down to purchase Espadin from our most powerful Palenquero, Paciano Cruz Nolasco, in order to sustain tequila production. They brought with them baby Maguey Azul to plant in case there was another shortage. Seven years later this maguey Azul is very mature and has been earth-roasted, fermented with airborne microbes, twice distilled, unblended the original, centuries-old Oaxacan, hand-crafted way. In the original 900 bottle edition we had the rare opportunity to taste a crossing of the flavors of tequila Jalisco, and mezcal Oaxaca. Azul has a distinctively creamy mouth feel with bright citrus notes and dried tropical fruit (banana chip).  A sweet green herbaceous, wet stone quality appears with a touch of white peppercorn and a medium long finish.

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Production Notes

  • Pueblo: San Luis Del Rio
  • Palenquero: Paciano Cruz Nolasco
  • State: Oaxaca
  • Region: Valles Centrales
  • Maguey: Azul
  • Agave Species: Tequiliana Weber sub Azul
  • Age of Maguey: 7-8 years
  • Elevation: 900 meters (2952 feet)
  • Roast Duration: 3-8 days
  • Type of Wood: Quebrachi, Huamuchil
  • Milling: Wheel, Horse
  • Size of Tinas: 1400 L
  • Fermentation Duration: 8-10 days
  • Water Source: Spring
  • Still Type: Copper
  • Still Size: 350 L
  • Vol Ordinario per Tina: 200-220 L
  • ABV of Mezcal: 47%
  • Vol Mezcal Produced per tina: 100-120 L
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