La Gritona Reposado Tequila, 750ml, Jalisco, Mexico

$35.99

La Gritona Reposado Tequila, 750ml, Jalisco, Mexico

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Product Description

La Gritona Reposado is a subtle and distinctive 100% blue agave tequila distilled by Melly Cárdenas at her small distillery (NOM 1533) in Valle de Guadalupe in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. LG begins with 9-10 year old mature agave grown in the iron-rich red soil of the Jalisco highlands that has been cultivated at the height of it’s sugar production and is put into ovens within 24 hours of being cut. The agave is steam cooked in one thick-walled earthen oven for 24 hours and then allowed to rest for another 24 hours before crushing. The collected liquid is naturally fermented in open steel vats at a rate that is dictated by the local air temperature. The distilled silver is rested in reused American whiskey barrels for 8 months before filtering and bottling. The barrels are charred very lightly and the barrels are used for other rested tequilas prior to the resting period so that the residual oak, the residual whiskey, and the leached color from both can be as stunted as possible while the reposado ages.It is light on the sweetness, and it doesn’t have the notes that characterize many highland reposados out there…. no vanilla, no chocolate, no pepper, no dulce de leche… just agave. The finish is extremely round with no burn.