Tequila ArteNOM Selección de 1579 Blanco
Tequila ArteNOM // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
The mountain town of Jesús María is the highest point in all of the tequila agave growing regions, and the El Pandillo Distillery-- located in the middle of these agave fields-- is one of the most forward-thinking and sustainable distilleries of all tequila. Master distiller, Felipe Camarena crafts this Highland style from stressed hillside agave plants which are slowly roasted in brick ovens. They are then macerated intact with fiber for a pronounced agave flavor that he then dilutes with 50% captured rainwater and 50% high mineral spring water.
Tequila BlancoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is typically unaged , clear, and bottled straight after distillation. Sometimes rested in stainless steel up to 60 days and can also be aged in wood for no more than 30 days.
"Tequila ArteNOM Selección de 1579 Blanco is loaded with cooked agave from aroma to finish. The aromas highlight a lovely fruity character from ripe citrus all the way to tropical fruits. These fruit aromas are laced with a minerality that is difficult to separate until you taste it. The flavors begin with a soft, clean natural sweetness that reveals the fruit again but highlights bright stones, slight-sapid pepper, and minty freshness. The rich mouthfeel carries these lovely complexities in a brilliant balance that carry all the way through to the lingering finish."