Derrumbes Mezcal Salmiana Crassispina (Aqua Label), San Luis Potosi (88 proof)

Derrumbes Mezcal Salmiana Crassispina (Aqua Label), San Luis Potosi (88 proof)

Item Number: 8986

UPC: 0-708747152838

Country: Mexico
Region: San Luis Potosi
Sub Region: San Luis Potosi
Appellation/AVA: Charcas
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Salmiana Crassispina Agave
Type: Spirits - Mezcal
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 44

Village: Charcas
Mezcalero: J. Manuel Pérez
Agave Sugars: Salmiana Crassispina
Cooking Method: Above ground volcanic rock
Roast: Dead agave and dry quiotes
Crushing Method: 100% tahona stone crushed
Fermentation: Masonry tanks; wild yeast
Still Style: Copper pot
Distillation: Double distilled

This is an incredible example of a very particular style of mezcal crafted in the high altitude Central Mexican Plateau. This desert mezcal is made in Charcas, San Luis Potosí. Mezcalero Manuel Pérez forages for Salmiana agave and dried Salmiana with its large flowering stalk to be used as fuel. The result is an incredibly unique mezcal that reflects the flavors of its surroundings. Grown in calcareous soils, this mezcal terrifically showcases its terroir characteristics, with chalky notes very evident in the flavor profile. It has floral and herbaceous notes of green peas and olives. There is the right amount of sweet on the palate to balance the intensity.

Best Mezcal Under $50 by Punch
"'Nachos,' Greenbaum declared immediately upon smelling this somewhat peculiar mezcal, crafted at high altitudes in the central Mexican plateau. Its savory, jalapeño-forward profile was backed up by a strong pineapple note (another taster said it was reminiscent of al pastor) and a cucumber, green melon freshness on the palate. This, too, is produced from salmiana agave, which is crushed by tahonas, cooked in aboveground hornos (cone-shaped earthen pits, using quiote, or the agave stalks, as fuel), fermented using the wild yeast inherent on the volcanic rocks used in the cook, and distilled in copper pots. This is a true mezcal-lover’s mezcal."