Fidencio Mezcal Madrecuixe, Oaxaca (98.8 proof)

Fidencio Mezcal Madrecuixe, Oaxaca (98.8 proof)

Item Number: 5116

UPC: 0-609613750212

Country: Mexico
Region: Oaxaca
Sub Region: Oaxaca
Appellation/AVA: San Baltazar Guelavila
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Wild Madrecuixe Agave
Type: Spirits - Mezcal
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 49.4
Case Production: 66

Mezcalero: Enrique Jimenez
Harvest: Harvest follows the lunar cycle; agave is harvested during a full moon, producing a more delicate mezcal
Agave Source: Foraged in the mountains of San Baltazar Guelavila
Agave: Wild Madrecuixe; 12 years old
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 five days.
Crushing Method: Tahona (grinding stone)
Fermentation:  Open-top pine vats, native yeast
Distillation:  Twice distilled, undiluted
Still Style: 300 liter wood fired copper pots
Water Source: Deep well

Tasting Notes: The nose is vegetal, mineral and floral. The smoke is bold which is balanced with firm, mouthwatering acidity. Notes of toffee and stone. The mouth feel is unctuous and leathery. The finish is long a dry. This is a full bodied, complex sipper.