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Origen Raiz Cenizo

Product description

The wild Cenizo agave that grows in Durango differs from the ones you would see in Oaxaca. Here the plants grow tough, large protective fibrous penas that allow them nearly a decade and a half to mature in the rugged environment of the Durango plateaus. The production here at the family-run Rancho El Oro distillery follows traditional protocols with a manual harvest of the ripe plants followed by slow cooking, tahona crushing, wild yeast fermentation in open-air oak vessels and double distillation to proof in small pot stills. The mezcal is deceptively subtle on the nose with elegant notes of lime blossoms, white peach, minerals and pepper, while the palate bursts with juicy flavours of green melons, plantains, coconut and fresh herbs. It is a magical mezcal with ease and effortlessness that belies the tremendous time and labour it took to produce this small batch of 711 bottles.