Mezcal Origen Raiz - Cenizo
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Origen Raíz represents a partnership between two distinct sets of Mexican roots: the Saravia family of Durango and the Cortés family of Oaxaca. United by their sons, Asis Cortés and Bildo Saravia, this collaboration distills the wild agave Cenizo (Agave durangensis) at the Saravias’ home, Rancho el Ojo – which is full of wild agave, sotol, and nopal plants. It's crafted with the support of the Cortés family and under the tutelage of Maestro Mezcalero Ignacio Grijalva Santiago.
Wild Cenizo is harvested from high elevations on Rancho El Ojo in Durango after maturing for 10-14 years. The piñas are then cooked in a wood-fired pit oven and crushed by a traditional mule-drawn tahona. After fermenting in open air oak tanks, two distillations take place in copper pot stills. Concentrated aromas of sweet, roasted agave and minerality set the stage for lightly perfumed florals, green apple, pear, spice, raw honey and honeysuckle with fresh vegetal notes. A fascinating funkiness brings everything together. Just wow.
Origin Durango, Mexico || ABV 48% || Vol 750ml