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Luneta Verde / Chino – Navarro

Luneta Verde / Chino is produced by the Navarro brothers, 4th generation producers who use only traditional methods unique to this region.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Luneta
Mezcalero:Daniel Navarro, Jesus Navarro
Maguey:Chino, Verde
Agave:Salmiana
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:San Luis Potosí
ABV: 48-49%
Age of plant: 14-16 years
Website: https://www.lunetaspirits.com/, opens in new window
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.

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2 reviews

4.25 out of 5


GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

317 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 days ago

Fresh and green. Maybe its the name “verde” inserting itself into my brain. Olives and bell peppers. Finish is slightly briney. Overall, like a mexican martini, this thing just works

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

336 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Nose – Incredibly fresh, halved jalapenos. Sugar in the Raw. A wet salamander (I caught them a lot as a kid). Light parmesan cheese. Some clay. Man, this nose is exceptional!

Palate – The promise from the nose delivers, big time! I’m getting a fresh jalapeno flesh note as well as a roasted, candied jalapeno. This is magic with the clay. A perfect amount of heat and smoke really rounds this out. This is one of the best San Luis Potosi mezcals I’ve had, so awesome!

Nose – Incredibly fresh, halved jalapenos. Sugar in the Raw. A wet salamander (I caught them a lot as a kid). Light parmesan cheese. Some clay. Man, this nose is exceptional!
Palate – The promise from the nose delivers, big time! I’m getting a fresh jalapeno flesh note as well as a roasted, candied jalapeno. This is magic with the clay. A perfect amount of heat and smoke really rounds this out. This is one of the best San Luis Potosi mezcals I’ve had, so awesome!

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