Sotoleros Lechuguilla (Blue Label) from Romel García is made from 100% agave in Chínipas, Chihuahua.
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About this destilado de agave
Sotoleros Lechuguilla (Blue Label) from Romel García is made from 100% agave in the small community of Chínipas, Chihuahua. The fertile land in the region grows lemons, papaya, and other tropical fruits which enhance the terroir of the agave growing nearby. The agaves growing in this region are: Agave bovicornuta, A. shrevei, A. vilmoriniana, A. polianthiflora, and A. angustifolia.
Romel works with wild agaves, collecting mature plants and milling them with a mallet. He lets the plants ferment in stone vats for 5 to 8 days. Finally, he distills in stainless steel pots with wooden tops. His lechuguilla carries notes of ripe fruits and mamey.
Sotoleros is a collection of traditional distillates from northern Mexico, which seeks to represent the tradition, art and culture of the region. Products from this brand began appearing on shelves in early 2021. Sotoleros has a connection with the legendary brand Clande Sotol - the colors on the bottle labels follow a similar pattern too. However, Soloteros is not a "rebrand" and the exact history between the two brands is unknown.