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Pechotierra Verde

Pechotierra Verde is produced by maestro vinatero Jorge Luis Torres Casas in Laguna de Sánchez, Nuevo León.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Pechotierra
Mezcalero:Jorge Torres
Maguey:Verde
Agave:Gentryi
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Nuevo León
Town:Laguna de Sánchez
ABV: 48%
Website: https://www.instagram.com/pechotierra/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Pechotierra Verde is produced by maestro vinatero Jorge Luis Torres Casas in Laguna de Sánchez, Nuevo León. Laguna de Sánchez is in a wooded region of Nuevo León and sits at 1,900 meters above sea level (6,234 feet). Because of relatively cold year-round temperatures, producers in the area use pulque as a natural accelerant in the fermentation process.

Don Jorge purchases pulque from four different producers in La Cebolla, a town about three hours from Laguna. Each 200-liter fermentation tank at the vinata must be filled 60-70% with pulque before adding the crushed agave. Unlike some other mezcal-producing regions in Mexico that also use pulque as a fermentation starter, there is no water added to the fermentation tanks.

This part of the tradition adds an extra layer of complexity (and cost) to the process, as Don Jorge has to time the pulque purchase perfectly with the tapada/molienda, so that the pulque is at the perfect point of fermentation when he’s ready to start fermenting the crushed agave.

Pechotierra

Pechotierra, el vino del norte, is a destilado brand from the state of Nuevo León. Jorge Luis Torres Casas produces this mezcal, most notable for it’s unique flavors and aromas that are largely derived from his unique fermentation practices, using only pulque in the ferment, with no added water.

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