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Our first exclusive Tequila in some time, the new Ayate Reposado, is produced from Highland Agave grown above 7000ft. The tequila is matured 4 months in new American oak before maturing a further 4 months in ex-Chardonnay barrels. Bottled at 40% ABV.
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: lime and other citrus notes with a touch of rock salt; soft floral vanilla, a touch of honey and agave syrup; Winegums, grassy herbal tones and white pepper.
Palate: soft, herbal, toasty and floral; sweet and very spicy; creamy with more honey and agave syrup tones; a touch of leather, allspice, lemons and more rock salt.
Finish: sweet, creamy, toasty and floral; salty and spicy with loads of lime.
Comment: this is a very rich spirit, loads of character; smooth and elegant.
Producer Tasting Notes: Appealing and inviting aromas of lime, grapefruit, agave and fresh cut grass. A satisfying array of flavors including stone fruit, meyer lemon, melon, ginger and vanilla bean. A balance of richness and freshness, this is a polished and pure Reposado best served on the rocks or in speciality cocktails.
Location: The agave fields are located in highlands of Jalisco at an elevation of 7000 feet. The cool nights, warm days and iron rich soils provide ideal growing conditions.
Agave Selection: Rosendo Ramirez Senior oversees the harvest and hand selects only the most pristine, mature agaves. Jimadors skillfully remove all of the green leaves down to the heart of the piñas so that only the dense, succulent, sugar-rich core remains. The agaves range in age from six to eight years old.
Cooking: The agave piñas are cut into four segments using a proprietary process, then slowly steamed over an extended period of time to coax out the sweet juices.
Distillation: Distillation takes place in handmade, traditional copper pot stills.
Barrel Aging: Eight months of aging including four months in new American oak barrels followed by four months in our Chardonnay barrels.
Water: Pristine, pure water is sourced from a natural spring located on our property. This water is used for production and proofing, and is of such high quality that it undergoes no filtration.
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