Don Ruben Peña Fuentes
Lechugilla (A. Maximiliana)
Mascota, Sierra Occidental
OVEN / FUEL
Adobe / black oak
Wild fermented in wood and plastic (with bagasso)
1x in alembic of stainless steel and copper (with bagasso)
Aroma – cacao, ripe papaya, balsamic
Taste – sweet potato, caramelized agave, lemon zest
Texture – high acidity, rich and gentle finish
Varies by batch
Intensely creamy cheeses play into the amazing texture of this spirit and help cut the acidity. Examples include Nancy Hudson Valley Camembert and Toma Della Rocca from Italy.
A jimador and his coa.
This style of above ground adobe oven can also be seen for Tabernas III.
100% Agave Maxamiliana is used here. It is farmed in the area around Mascota.
Machetes are used here in combination with a small mechanical mill.
Fermentation is done in a combination of wood and tomba.
Distillation is done a single time in stainless still pots.