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Staff Pick

La Gritona Reposado Tequila

Item # 37090 750mL
$29.99/ Single Bottle
$359.88/ Case of 12
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40.00%
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Tasting Notes

This exciting new tequila is made by one of the few but rising tide of female distillers in tequila country at the tiny NOM 1533 in the Valle de Guadalupe. Gritona is made according to traditional methods and because the team begins with perfectly ripened select highland agave plants, they ensure no shortcuts are necessary on their way to great tequila. The harvested plants are slow cooked in brick ovens and then left to naturally ferment with ambient yeasts before being double distilled in small pot stills. The new make spirit is then aged for 8 months in old American oak barrels. Complex and brooding in character the spirit gives off notes of caramelized fruit, ginger and pepper.


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Staff Pick Notes

Good things take time. Don't rush a good thing. Taking the time to wait for the Weber Azul agave to be perfectly mature (9-10 yrs) for harvest is a key element and the starting point. Then its slow oven-roasted to delicatly release the sugars for the next step. Melly Cardenas (one of the few female distillers) allows for ambient yeast to dictate flavors in the fermentation process. Reposado (aged 8 months in this case) is the only type of Tequila that's produced here. From reused barrels and reused coke bottle glass to make handblown vessels for the spirit, a waste not want not philosophy is thoughtful. Delicious sipping Tequila is the result and I can't wait to sip more! Straight forward flavors of roasted agave and subtle spice keep my senses engaged. Salud!

- SCB