Luneta Verde / Chino is produced by the Navarro brothers, 4th generation producers who use only traditional methods unique to this region.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Daniel Navarro, Jesus Navarro|
|State:||San Luis Potosí|
|Age of plant:||14-16 years|
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About this destilado de agave
Luneta Verde / Chino from the Navarro family is produced in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The Navarro family has been utilizing a unique clay pot still (campanilla) and other ancestral techniques for at least 4 generations. They are one of the last families in this region to maintain this 400+ year tradition. The brothers, Daniel and Jesus Navarro, gather wild Verde and Chino (Salmiana agave) from the desert hills of San Luis Potosi. They roast their agave hearts in an above ground earthen oven with mezotes (dry agave leaves & roots), dried palms, dry nopal cactus and volcanic rock. The roast typically takes 3 days. The cooked agave is then smashed with a horse-drawn tahona. The Navarros then deploy a large woven hammock to squeeze out the sweet juices from the roasted and smashed agave. Instead of fermenting with water, they ferment with pulque to help stimulate the wild yeast fermentation. The fermented liquid is then distilled in clay pots, yielding an average of just 90 liters per month.
Luneta bottles expressions that are made with a variety of wild and semi-cultivated agaves, in various states by different mezcaleros, each with distinct elaboration techniques yielding individual flavor profiles. Luneta believes that quality, not quantity, is what’s worth striving for. They value individuality, the beauty of imperfection that comes with hand made creations, and the people that bring unique perspectives to the world.