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Corte Vetusto  Mezcal Ensamble 70cl
Corte Vetusto  Mezcal Ensamble 70cl
Corte Vetusto  Mezcal Ensamble 70cl

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Corte Vetusto Mezcal Ensamble 70cl

From Mezcalreviews.com Jonny:

'Bright vegetal aromas on the nose. Slight hints of sour apples and sour cream on the palate. A bit watery but still very tasty. This is karwinskii heavy with some strong minerality and earthy vegetal notes. This ensamble is my favourite from Corte Vetusto so far.'

The second release of Corte Vertusto's Ensamble blend, a small-batch mezcal made with equal parts of three different types of maguey: espadín (agave angustifolia), tobala (agave potatorum) and madre cuishe (agave karwinskii). The agave is roasted in a conical pit fired with mesquite wood before crushing with a stone tahona wheel, wild fermentation and then a unique double distillation - first in a copper pot and then a clay pot still. It's bottled at still strength – 43.5% – and is packed with citrus and green herbal notes, with a crackle of pepper and smoke.

NOM:

Aroma: vanilla, mint, smoke, agave

Palate: salty, smokey, spicy, pepper flavours, creamy finish that is floral, citric and earthy, complex

Good for: sipping and contemplating

Mezcalero: 4th generation, Zapotec master mezcalero, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz, artisanal production

Interesting fact: corte vetusto means 'ancient cut' and this mezcal is cut not with water but skillfully with the heads and tails of the distillation.

Region: central valleys of Oaxaca

Maguey (Agave): 'ensamble' a mix of wild espadín (Agave angustifolia), tobalá (Agave potatorum), madrecuishe (Agave karwinskii).

Oven type: conical stone underground pit, fired with mesquite

Extraction method: Tahona wheel

Fermentation: naturally fermented with wild yeast

Still type: 1st distillation in a copper, 2cd distillation in an ancestral clay pot still

ABV: 43%

Please note, due to current restrictions, this product cannot be shipped to the following countries:

  • Ireland