This name derives from the plant the ‘maguey’. It is at 1600 meters, has grey soil and a ‘terroir’ similar –in general- to that of Tequila Valley. The land is slightly sloping from north to south making it south facing, catching the full effects of the sun. There are Guamuchile trees that bear edible fruit. This tree is specific to this location and grows wild in the clay soil.
The agaves were harvested with a brix level of 27-28 %, the average for Los Altos being ,24-25% and 22-23% for Tequila Valley.
Blanco or Plata
Colour – Crystal clear and thick tears.
Aroma - Spearmint chewing gum, over-ripe mango, lime zest, nutmeg, white pepper, powdered sugar, iodine, gooseberry, caraway seeds, orange marmalade.
Palate – Ripe tropical fruits in begin, anise, menthol, cereal, pink and green peppercorns, cream soda, arugula, toasted coffee, green Thai papaya, green banana finish.
Colour – Very pale and brilliant.
Aroma – Lily blossom, peach, stewed plums, green tobacco, cotton candy, slight anise, eucalyptus, no oak present.
Palate – Begins with tangerine, lemon grass, notes of bread yeast, anise, black pepper and finishing with roasted pineapple, it’s like a basket of fruit and a bouquet of flowers. There’s a maddening cacao hint-or better yet carob- to the taste that delights.
Available Feb 2015