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
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Wild Tepextate Agave
Type: Spirits - Mezcal
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 48.8

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: San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca
Agave: Wild Tepextate Agave, 14-18 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: Traditional, wood fired, simple Alembic still, similar to the stills used in Cognac production
Water Source: Deep well

"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