Tequila Ocho Plata "El Puertecito" 2011
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Rancho El Puertecito is one of the highest elevation agave fields owned by the Camarena family. The northern and western ends of the field are surrounded by oak and cedar trees, protecting the agave from the summer heat. The agave plants were harvested at 8.5 years old and their extreme maturity resulted in high sugar and acidity. About a quarter of the original plants were overly mature and decayed.
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.
"The Puertecito Blanco is a marvelous, pure expression of Tequila Ocho’s single estate philosophy. On the sweet and floral nose, the unaged spirit offers fruit, olive oil, agave and citrus peel. More fruit, agave and citrus notes on the bright palate, with pepper, butterscotch and mint. The long finish has a dry minerality, pine and hints of spice."