Ocho Tequila Blanco
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An estate-grown, 100% Blue Agave Tequila range, Ocho is produced as a collaboration between Tomas Estes (the man credited with bringing the ﬁrst bottle of Tequila to Europe) and renowned distillers, the Camarena family. What's really unique about Ocho is that it bears the ﬁrst ever 'Tequila vintage'. This 'Vintage' signiﬁes the exact year of harvest and location of the Agave plants that the spirit was derived from, under-lining the ﬁnely balanced relationship between the terroir and quality of raw materials. Ocho Anejo is aged for at least one year for unparalleled smoothness and complexity which mark a truly great sipping Tequila.
Most Tequilas are distilled for consistency, Ocho Single Estate Vintages will showcase complex nuances in nose and flavor year to year for each of their Tequilas. 'Single Estate' means all of the Agave are harvested from a single field, which bear the personality of the soil and climate. Each vintage will produce a limited number of bottles from a separate estate.
The Los Corrales estate is 2,184 meters above sea level. Soil is deep red, no rocks present, land is triangular. Plants were at 9 years of age when harvested, total production from the field was 17,896 plants harvested out of 20,800 planted, the rest were not used due to over maturity. Some piñas were 100 kilograms.
2009 Plata – Estate: Las Pomez
The 2009 Plata agave was harvested from our "Las Pomez" estate. Las Pomez is located 2,055 meters above sea level and named for the town nearby. It is approximately 7 hectacres with 20,336 agave plants. As one of the highest elevation estates it has high temps of 24.8 C and lows at 9.1 C, making for the extremely high sugar content in the agave plant. Nose: Sweet molasses, butterscotch and ripe agave. It opens up to cooked pumpkin and hints of peppermint. Palate: Fresh, lively, round sweetness, subtle tropical fruits, and some cinnamon.
2008 Plata – Estate: Carrizal
The agave for 2008 Tequila Ocho Plata was harvested from the “Carrizal” Estate, nicknamed “La Langacha” (the strip) because the land is long and thin. It sits at 1,978 meters above sea level – two miles from the village of Arandas. This Estate has only 4.5 acres and is surrounded by pines and elm trees. The soil is characteristically red from the highlands region. The agave harvested had an average 28.92% sugar content, while the area average is around 26-27%.
- NOM: 1474
- Distillery: Cia Tequilera Los Alambiques, S.A. De C.V.
- Region: Highlands - Los Altos
- Distillation Steps: Double
- Alc. Vol: 40%