Espina Roja is an extraordinary example of what can be achieved when younger producers take on their family heritage. Brand name comes from the vibrant red thorns that the agave wilds to protect itself. Another female producer with an absolutely stunning product.
Notes are mineral, woody and fragrant with subtle lactic nuances.
|Maguey:||Maguey Alto, (A. Inaequidens) fermented with pulque|
|Oven:||Conical oven pit with volcanic stone
|Milling:||By hand with wooden mallet
|Fermentation:||11 days in tepetate pits with added pulque
|Destillation:||Filipino alembic distillation