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Fortaleza Blanco Tequila 70cl

£58.99

Description

Aromas of citrus, and rich cooked agave fill your nose in this unique and very special blanco tequila. Also present: butter, olive, earth, black pepper, and a deep inviting vegetal complexity. Flavors include citrus, cooked agave, vanilla, basil, olive, and lime. The finish is long and deep, complex yet easy to drink. Fortaleza Blanco is a true aficionado’s tequila.

Additional information

  • Brand
    Fortaleza
  • Flavour
    Blanco
  • Bottle Size
    70cl
  • ABV
    40%
  • Country
    Mexico

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Fortaleza Blanco Tequila is a premium tequila produced in Mexico. It is crafted using traditional methods and is known for its high-quality and authentic flavor profile. Here are some key details about Fortaleza Blanco Tequila:

  1. Production Process: Fortaleza Blanco Tequila is made from 100% blue Weber agave, which is grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The agave plants take around 7 to 8 years to mature before they are harvested. The hearts of the agave, called piñas, are slowly cooked in traditional stone ovens to convert the starches into fermentable sugars. After cooking, the piñas are crushed and the juice is extracted, which is then fermented using naturally occurring yeasts. The fermented juice is then double-distilled in copper pot stills to create a smooth and flavorful tequila.
  2. Flavor Profile: Fortaleza Blanco Tequila is renowned for its vibrant and authentic taste. It has a crisp and clean flavor with notes of citrus, agave, and herbs. The aroma is floral and aromatic, with hints of cooked agave, pepper, and earthiness. The tequila is known for its smoothness and balance, making it enjoyable to drink neat or as a base for cocktails.
  3. Bottle Design: Fortaleza Blanco Tequila is packaged in a distinctive, hand-blown glass bottle that reflects its artisanal production. The bottle features a small agave plant inside, which is a nod to the brand’s commitment to using traditional methods and showcasing the agave plant’s importance in tequila production.
  4. Heritage and Tradition: Fortaleza Tequila is produced by the Sauza family, which has a long history in tequila making. The brand’s roots can be traced back to 1873 when Don Cenobio Sauza started distilling tequila. Fortaleza aims to preserve the traditional techniques and craftsmanship passed down through generations, ensuring that each bottle of tequila maintains the highest quality and reflects the heritage of the Sauza family.
  5. Other Variants: In addition to the Blanco (white) tequila, Fortaleza offers other expressions such as Reposado (aged for 6 to 9 months in oak barrels), Añejo (aged for 18 to 24 months in oak barrels), and Extra Añejo (aged for a minimum of 3 years in oak barrels). Each variant brings its own unique characteristics and complexities to the tequila experience.

Fortaleza Blanco Tequila has gained popularity among tequila enthusiasts and has received numerous accolades for its exceptional quality and traditional production methods. It is a tequila brand that honors the heritage of Mexican tequila making while offering a delightful drinking experience.

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