Batuq Bacanora Reserva de la Casa is traditionally produced on the beautiful Rancho “Batuq” outside of San Pedro de la Cuerva, Sonora, MX
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|Bacanorero:||Rafael Encinas Molina, Rafael Quijada|
|Age of plant:||10-20 years|
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About this bacanora
Batuq Reserva de la Casa was originally reserved for friends and family. The Reserva is made from the best agaves, hand selected by Maestro Vinatero Rafael Quijada. The agaves are Caponed (castrated) – Capon refers to when the flowering stalk is broken right after it starts emerging. This allows the energy that would normally be used for the agave’s once-in-a-lifetime reproduction to concentrate in the plant base, producing a high level of sugars. Some of these capon agaves are left for another 1-2 years before being harvested for production. There are typically only 300-750 liters of this produced each year. The ABV will vary slightly per batch.
Batuq Bacanora is owned by the family of Rafael Encinas Molina. It’s produced on their ranch outside of San Pedro de la Cuerva, Sonora, MX. Rafael Encinas Molina does not like the flavor of wood and smoke and his goal is to maximize the flavor of the agave, so he uses a hybrid method. The harvested pinas; are processed two ways: 1) roasted underground in a traditional shallow maya; with mesquite and ironwood for 48 hours, and 2) processed in a mesquite fired autoclave (no electricity on ranch).