Fidencio Mezcal Artisanal Ensamble, Oaxaca (100.6 proof)
Item Number: 13730
Sub Region: Oaxaca
Appellation/AVA: Santiago Matatlan
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Tepextate / Madrecuixe / Espadín
Type: Spirits - Mezcal
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 50.3
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Mezcalero: Enrique Jimenez
Harvest: Harvest follows the lunar cycle; agave is harvested during a full moon, believed to produce a more delicate mezcal.
Agave Source: Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca; known as “Capital Mundial Del Mezcal – mezcal capital of the world.”
Agave: Espadín, Madrecuixe and Tepextate
Cooking Method: Roasted in a stone lined, earthen pit heated by locally sourced black oak. When the fire goes out and the stones are hot, the agave is piled in the pit and buried. The smoky agave piñas are ready after three days.
Crushing Method: Tahona (grinding stone)
Fermentation: Pine vats, native yeast
Distillation: Double distilled
Still Style: 300-liter copper pot still
Water Source: Deep well
Aging: 3 years in bottle
Tasting Notes: The Ensamble's aromatics include wet stone, eucalyptus, ash and toasted agave. On the palate, notes of legume, fresh wood and flint. The finish is long, juicy and numbing.