Derrumbes Zacatecas is made from 100% Tequilana Weber in the village of Huitzila, Zacatecas, right across the majestic barranca (canyon) that divides it from the valley of Tequila. Being so close, Zacatecas is mostly known for mezcal produced in the fashion of Tequila. The Bañuelos family however, are among few mezcaleros in Zacatecas that produce traditional mezcal. Pit roasted, tahona ground and spontaneously fermented, Derrumbes Zacatecas is a rare opportunity to travel back in time to experience a more ancient expression to Blue agave.
Starts with a big peppery hit backed up by green and leafy touches that peek in around the sides. Mineral notes build, with touches of rich earth and gentle barbecue smoke. The smoke makes a right turn into coal territory: cold fireplaces the next day.
Sweet and rich. Candied orange mix with flamed orange zest. Pepper and earth provide a savoury backing, with chocolate notes and a gentle wisp of wood smoke playing a counterpoint. Fruity roasted agave sits underneath.
Soft smoke fades to reveal umami richness and a hint of sweet mint.
Classic mezcal, with controlled smoke, agave fruit and peppery spice in perfect balance.