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Product of: Mexico
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The agave chosen for Calle 23 are sourced from the Highland region of Los Altos de Jalisco, between Tepatitlan y Arandas. The plants used have an average age of seven years and a weight of 40kg (maximum for Calle 23 production is 90kg). The agave are cooked at low pressure in stainless steel autoclaves for seven hours and then left to slowly cool in the ovens for three hours.
Fermentation takes place in 30,000 litre stainless steel tanks using a combination of cultivated yeasts naturally present and isolated from agave juice. The process takes 72 hours producing a mosto of 3.8 to 4.5% abv.
Double distillation is in stainless pot stills with copper streamers and a capacity of 5,000 and 6,000 litres. The first distillation lasts three hours and producers a distillate of 28 - 30% abv. The second distillation takes twelve hours producing a tequila at an average of 54% abv. The process water is drawn from the distillery well.
Review and Tasting
Sampled before 1st May 2011
Wonderfully clean with good agave and sweet tropical fruit notes (tinned pineapple, ripe pear) made even fresher by tongue tingling cracked black pepper.