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Puntagave Rustico Sotol 750ML

Puntagave Rustico Sotol 750ML

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Puntagave Rustico Sotol 750ML - produced from a wild-harvested desert spoon in the Chihuahuan Desert of Northern Mexico. It is produced in a state-of-the-art production facility and fermented with champagne yeast.

The unique characteristic of PUNTAGAVE RUSTICO is that it delivers "complexity of character" rather than the "consistency of characters" possessed by PUNTAGAVE ARTISANAL.

Every controlled denomination of PUNTAGAVE RUSTICO is a unique product of a specific origin, micro-climate, time, and production method. Therefore, it's truly special, "It shifts, it moves, it's a profound and unique experience. when tasted side by side, "priceless."

SOTOL Distilleries are called Vinatas. While tequila is known worldwide, Sotol is a connoisseur delight and one of Mexico's best-kept secrets. It is an extraordinarily pure spirit with its denomination of origin, highly valued for its rich flavors.

It is an organic agave, wild-harvested in the Chihuahuan Desert of Northern Mexico, which takes 15 years to mature. Only the strongest and healthiest plants survive this natural selection process in the desert's harsh climate. Maturing on the mountainsides, the plant stores vast amounts of natural energy before it is ready to be harvested. No herbicides, no insecticides, no fertilizers.

Each bottle contains the distilled nectar of an estimated 15-year-old plant, providing the richest agave scent and flavor in a Sotol.

The piñas of the Sotol are placed in a volcanic rock-lined pit where they roast for 3-4 days. They are then hand-crushed and open-air fermented for 4-8 days. Distillation occurs in a pot still fueled by fire for the first distillation and gas for the second. It is distilled to 60-80% ABV and brought down to proof. It rests for 60 days before bottling unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

  • Nose: Herbaceous, hay, dried sotol core, light smoke, lime, and fresh pine scents. Moderately intricate, with average length and unremarkable profile. Astringent, adequately smooth alcohol with medium body.
  • Taste: Sour, buttery-smooth taste. Pecan shell, pine nut, roasted almond, cooked artichoke, light honey, and floral perfume flavors. Intense, moderately complex, and well-balanced flavor.
  • Finish: Pleasant, straightforward, and has a very long finish.
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What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?

Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.

Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.

One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.

Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.

In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.

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Currently, we only ship within California.

Our rates are applicable for orders up to six bottles.

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California Proposition 65 Warning

Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. 
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