NETA Arroqueño from Hermogenes Vásquez + Paula Aquino Sánchez was a very small batch of just 68 bottles released in 2020.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Hermógenes Vasquez, Paula Aquino Sánchez|
|Batch size:||Lot ARQHMG2004: 68 bottles|
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About this destilado de agave
NETA Arroqueño from Hermogenes Vásquez + Paula Aquino Sánchez was a very small batch of just 68 bottles released in 2020. Over the last decade or so, many communities and families have focused their cultivation efforts on the revitalization of rare agaves which are now being reproduced and cultivated from both seed and clone. The conservation of these often hyper-regional magueyes is important in the maintenance of healthy ecosystems, but for many, it is also an attempt to preserve the gusto histórico of local flavors and recipes. In the area around San Luis Amatlán there still exists a multitude of different A. americana expressions such as Arroqueño, Sierrudo, Mexicano, Pulquero Penca Larga, Pulque Cenizo, Pulque Chino (not actually a “true” pulquero), Belato, del Rayo, Lizo, Blanco, and Azulín.
Because of how scarce this agave has become in the region since the 80s, this is the first 100% Arroqueño batch that Hermogenes and Paula have made in their lifetime. They used 9 Arroqueño piñas purchased from a local friend in a nearby community which yielded 60 liters of this incredible spirit.
NETA is a colloquial word in Mexico that translates to “the real deal” or “the truth”. Since 2012, the brand has worked closely with several small, family producers and a cooperative of twelve palenqueros from the southern valleys and hills of Miahuatlán, Oaxaca. The region has preserved its reputation for producing some of the finest mezcales and agave spirits anywhere in Mexico. The team behind NETA presents a carefully curated selection of extraordinary spirits that would otherwise never be found outside of its place of origin.
A note about NETA labels: The total bottle count written on the front label might be less than the total batch size. Batches may be split between Mexico, Europe, and the US; the handwritten bottle count represents the number of bottles imported into a particular country.
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