Tequila ArteNOM Selección de 1146 Añejo
Tequila ArteNOM // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
It’s a unique approach utilizing former cabernet franc wine casks sourced from the Loire Valley in France for the maturation of this tequila. Enrique Fonseca, master mezcalero (distiller), uses these wine casks to age 60% of this tequila for 2 years and the remaining 40% for 3 years. He then ages them together for an additional year in American white oak barrels. ArteNOM is a project that “Las Joyas del Agave” has created to bring you special expressions from the some of the best distilleries or “NOMs” in Jalisco. The number 1146 represents the NOM where this tequila is distilled.
Tequila AñejoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least a year in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, but ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Añejo tequilas are also known as "aged" or "extra aged".
Cask Typeex-French cabernet franc wine casks & American oak
"The nose of Tequila ArteNOM Selección de 1146 Añejo is quite peculiar with butterscotch, quickly followed by grape "drink" (You know, the “purple stuff” in the back of the fridge in all of those Sunny D commercials). The aroma then progresses to freshly-squeezed orange juice, cinnamon, vanilla and cocoa. The palate is like a not-too-sweet dessert, with dense, chewy notes of toffee, walnuts, orange flan. The finish highlights Mexican dessert flavors like vanilla, cinnamon-sugar, and Mexican chocolate."