La Pierde Almas Tobaziche Mezcal
Young (less than one year old at bottling), handcrafted mezcal made of 100% agave (Agave karwinskii). This crystal line distillation ranges between 45% and 48% alcohol / volume, depending on the conditions specific to each lot. The bouquet is charged with strong tones of the flesh of the agave plant, laced with aromatic (cedar-like)woods. On the palate, the effect is sweet, very long lasting with stong traces of quince and anise seed. The aftertaste is very floral against a backdrop of clean, wet clay.
Pierde Almas SA de CV is first and foremost a socially, culturally and environmentally responsible entity.
This means better than fair pay and the highest regard for the personal dignity of every individual involved in the supply chain, from cultivation and production to packaging and the ultimate distribution of our product. It means absolute, uncompromising respect for and nurturing and protection of the social and cultural matrix from which mezcal is a precipitate. And, finally, it means total respect for the environment, employing care and technical innovation wherever possible to reduce our ecological impact and contribute to the rescue and improvement of current local and regional environmental conditions.
Current pro-environment policies at Pierde Almas include:
1. Firewood: only fallen timber is used for baking the maguey in our earthen ovens. Fallen timber – mostly oak – is the result of indiscriminate logging in our area and, ultimately, creates a fire hazard if not removed.
2. Labels: our hand-printed labels are made of non-polluting, lye-and-acid-free, handmade paper using maguey fibers recycled from our own mezcal plant.
3. Cultivation: maguey plantations are chemical and fertilizer-free. Zero pesticides are used. Pierde Almas is projected to begin the lengthy process toward official certification as an organic product in 2009.
4. Financing has been designated and plans are being drawn up for wild Tobalá reforestation on the hillsides of our area. Up to 24,000 Tobalá will be planted in 2009/2010.
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