Euro Wine Gate & La Altena distillery (NOM 1139)


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Made using 100% twelve-year-old blue agave, Excellia tequilas are aged in Grand Cru Sauternes wine casks from France. Excellia is a collaboration between Jean Sébastien Robicquet, the brains behind Cîroc vodka, and Carlos Camarena, the respected Mexican tequila distiller.

Excellia is made at the Camarena family's La Altena Distillery, in Arandas in the Highlands of Jalisco using estate-grown agave plants, the piña of which are slowly cooked in traditional brick ovens before being crushed using a traditional tahona wheel. The resulting juice and pulp are fermented in wooden vats and then double distilled in copper pot stills.

The tequila is then aged for eight months in an underground cellar in casks that previously held Grand Cru Sauternes wine and casks which previously held cognac. The tequilas are then formed from a blend of tequila aged in both these casks.

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