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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.
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
Please note, due to current restrictions, this product cannot be shipped to the following countries:
NOM O363X – 43% - 100mlMezcalero: Juan Carlos Gonzalez DiazMaguey / Agave: Coyote, Cuishe, Madre Cuishe (a. americana, a. karwinskii)Region: San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Oaxaca
Sturdy little, glasses for mezcal. They were originally used in Catholic churches to hold a prayer candles, hence the cross at the base of the glass. However their wide mouth makes a great mezcal glass, allowing alcohol vapours to dissipate so your can enjoy all the nuances of your mezcal.Sold in a set of two. 59mm high x 56mm diameter at the top. Holds a 50ml shot nicely. Stackable. Dishwasher safe.
A crunchy, spicy, smoky seasoning salt with roasted ground agave worms and smoked chillies from Oaxaca, traditionally sprinkled on orange slices which are sucked in-between sips of mezcal.The agave worm lives on the agave plant and is a pest, what better way to seek revenge than to eat it before it does damage to these amazing plants that provide us with juice which is fermented and distilled into mezcal.Not suitable for vegetarians!Packed in a little screw top jar.