Mezcal Pierde Almas Wild Tepextate
Mezcal Pierde Almas // Oaxaca, Mexico
Pierde Almas is made principally from Oaxacan wild agaves in single-varietal batches, with the Tepextate selection being no exception. Piñas are baked up to five days in clay ovens, natural fermentation takes place in wooden vats, and the mash is distilled in a copper "serpentine" still.
Mezcal JovenA spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
"The aroma is dominated by sweet/savory smoke complemented by tropical fruit and a whiff of jalapeño. The assertive palate adds heat to the chile, along with both bright and roasted agave, a grassy herbaceousness and suggestions of fennel frond. The complex body is almost meaty in its intensity, a quality that continues into the moderately long finish."