Fidencio Mezcal Tepextate, Oaxaca (97.6 proof)

Fidencio Mezcal Tepextate, Oaxaca (97.6 proof)

Item Number: 8480

UPC: 0-516876092457

Country: Mexico
Region: Oaxaca
Sub Region: Oaxaca
Appellation/AVA: San Baltazar Guelavila
Grape(s): 100% Wild Tepextate Agave
Type: Spirits - Mezcal
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 48.8

The Tepextate agave for Fidencio is foraged wild in the mountains of San Baltazar Guelavila. The agave is harvested after 14-18 years. The agave is pit roasted over black oak for five days. The traditional stone known as tahona is used to mill the cooked agave. Fermentation occurs in pine vats. The spirit is double distilled and bottled undiluted.

"Tepextate can take 25 years to blossom, which means that a mezcalero might spot one growing in the wild, but by the time it’s ready it will be his son who takes it out of the ground. These plants are gargantuan, and sprout canary yellow flowers at the top of their long stems. The mezcal made from Tepextate is often heavily perfumed, like Gewürztraminer. The Fidencio Tepextate is floral and sweet, balanced by pleasing roasted vegetable notes." - The Many Varieties of Mezcal by Departures.com