Origen Raiz Sotol Cedrosanum, Malpais, Durango (100 proof)

Origen Raiz Sotol Cedrosanum, Malpais, Durango (100 proof)

Item Number: 18108

UPC: None

Country: Mexico
Region: Durango
Sub Region: Durango
Appellation/AVA: Tuitan
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Dasylirion Cedrosanum
Type: Spirits - Sotol
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 50

About Sotol: Sotol is a distilled spirit made from a plant that was once thought to be an agave; in those days it was referred to as a mezcal. Sotol is made from the Dasylirion plant a.k.a desert spoon. There are 16 varieties of Dasylirion. The plant is found throughout Mexico, but the Denomination of Origin dictates that to be labeled a sotol it must come from 1 of 3 regions: Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Durango.

Dasylirion: Cedrosanum
Dasylirion Source: Malpaís, Durango
Sotolero: Don Valentin Cortés
Cooking Method:  Earthen pit fueled by black oak
Crushing Method: Tahona
Fermentation:  Wild yeast in pine vats for 5-14 days with bagasso
Distillation: Double distilled
Still Style: Copper alembic

Terroir Notes: Rancho El Ojo is a pristine ranch in Durango and the birthplace of Origen Raiz. It is owned by the Saravia family, who act as stewards of the land to conserve the balance and rejuvenate the health of the grassland ecosystem. With an abundance of Dasylirion, this certified wildlife preserve also presented a wonderful opportunity. Don Valentin Cortés, with his knowledge of traditional mezcal from Oaxaca, joined the Saravia’s to build Viñata El Ojo. The two families now produce mezcal and sotol with much love and respect.