About 1km east from La Alteña, this field is average 2,047 meters altitude on a hill oriented south. The name translates to “high hill” and comes from being at the highest elevation of the ranch around the Distillery. The agave was 6.5 years of age at the moment of harvesting, planted in rows East-West oriented. Fertile red soil rich in iron and potassium, which provided average 27% sugar content to the Agave piñas. The average weight of the piñas was 28 kgs.
The field is surrounded by other Agave fields, with just a stone fence in between. One single huizache tree growing in the middle of the field and some capulin trees at its eastern edge, therefore full sunlight.
Aroma – citrus, orange blossom, smoke, pumpkin, confectioners’ sugar, spearmint, cured meat, cooked sweet potato, feral, aspirin, green olive, chlorophyll, shellfish minerality, salmi
Palate – grapefruit, menthol, tutti fruitti, pepper, well integrated, balanced fruit and acidity, pineapple, spearmint, creamy, nutmeg, cinnamon, mezcal like
Aroma – earth, burnt cassis, butterscotch, dates, stewed peaches, biscuit, wet woodland, straw
Palate – sweet cooked cranberry, marzipan, vanilla, crème brûlée, white pepper, passion fruit, antique wood, ends in bitter cacao