Fortaleza Tequila Blanco
Fortaleza Tequila is made using 100% blue weber agave grown in the rich, volcanic soil of Jalisco. The agave, which are nourished by the summer rains and protected from harsh winter winds, are grown for seven to eight years before being harvested at their peak of maturity by expert jimadors (a jimadors is a type of Mexican farmer who specifically harvests agave). After the agave have been harvested, their hearts, or piñas, are steam cooked for 33 hours in a brick oven with meter-thick walls. Then, the soft, sweet piñas are crushed using a tahona (a giant stone wheel), the exact same method that Sauza's great-great grandfather used a century ago. The tahona allows Sauza to extract the sweetest juice from the piñas while discarding any unwanted impurities; were he to use a commercial shredder like larger distilleries, he might crush the smallest veins of the piña, out of which would come bitter and astringent compounds such as methanol.
After the piñas are crushed, the agave pulp, or mosto, is extracted and naturally fermented over the course of five days in small, wooden vats before being double-distilled in copper-pot stills.
Fortaleza Tequila Blanco rests in stainless steel tanks before being bottled by hand. The tequila has notes of earthy minerals, citrus and sweet agave, and earned the "Best of the Best Blanco Tequila"Medal at the 2012 Tequila.net awards.
Each bottle of Fortaleza Tequila is hand-blown in Tonala, Mexico, by artisan glassmakers and topped with with a handmade cap designed to resemble the heart of the agave plant.
This blanco swept the 2012 Tequila.net awards.
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|Proof||80 (40% ABV) each|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Destileria La Fortaleza|
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