Rancho Tepúa is the name of the ranch that the Contreras family have lived and worked on for five generations. They have 5150 acres of pristine mountainous ranch land where they raise cattle and make bacanora, along with other traditional spirits of Sonora.
RESERVA DEL VINATERO - LECHUGILLA
This is a series of expressions that explore spirits in Sonora beyond the denomination of origin of Bacanora. Lechugilla is the Sonoran term for any destilado de agave that is not Bacanora. There are primarily three types agave that are used to make Lechugilla - A. Palmeri in the north, A. Shrevei in the central and A. Bovicornuta in the south.
Aconchi, El Río Sonora, Sierra Madre Occidental, Sonora, Mexico
OVEN / FUEL
Cylindrical pit / mesquite
Wild fermented in stainless steel for 8-10 days (with bagasso)
2x in alembic of copper (with bagasso)
Aroma – cucumber peel, curry leaf, ripe mango
Taste – sandalwood, cucumber, amaretto cookie
Texture – medium full mouth feel, long bright finish, full mouth numbing
Varies by batch