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Lunazul Tequila Blanco is a Mexican spirit obtained from of the 100% Agave plant, a species native from the Tequila Region.
Lunazul Tequila Blanco is a single estate tequila made at Tierra de Agaves in Jalisco. The company was founded in 2004 by Francisco Beckmann who is a seventh generation descendent of Jose Antonio de Cuervo who have over 250 years experience of distilling tequila. They are also one of the largest independent agave growers in Mexico with over 4 million agave plants spread over 4000 acres of land. Francisco’s son, Jorge became president of the company in 2005. The raison d’etre it to produce artisan, small batch tequila and an affordable price.
It is a common misconception that Agaves are cacti. Agaves are closely related to the lily and amaryllis families, and are not related to cacti. Only one of the 300 species of agave is permitted by the Tequila Regulatory Council to produce Tequila – Agave Azul Tequilana Weber; this plant will grow for 5-7 years before being harvested. The spirit gets its name from the town of Tequila located in the state of Jalisco where production started more than 250 years ago. Mexican authorities established in 1974 a Denomination of Origin for Tequila. It can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and in a few specific counties of neighbouring states.
Lunazul Tequila Blanco is proudly estate-grown, distilled and bottled. Made of 100% blue agave tequilana Weber at the Tierra de Agaves Distillery in Tequila, Mexico. After harvest the agava “pinas” are baked in ovens to break down the sugars, shredded or mashed, fermented into an alcoholic wort which is then twice distilled (as required by law). Finally the tequila is aged in barrels. Reposado Tequila has to be aged in barrels for a minimum of 2 months (and less than 12 months).
Lunazul Tequila Blanco is an un-aged tequila, although it may be rested for up to 2 months in stainless steel vats or neutral oak barrels prior to bottling.
Lunazul Tequila Blanco has a refreshing fruity nose exhibiting tropical and apple notes with a healthy dose of salt and citrus. The palate is semi-viscous and peppery with ripe fruit tones giving way to crisp citrus notes and hints of vanilla. Wonderfully balanced finish with long lasting citrus-y, peppery, and herbaceous notes.