Siembra Azul Reposado
After a 5-year hiatus, Siembra’s highlands reposado returns with the same brick oven and American oak barrels that started our project in 2005. Sweet on the nose, this spirit epitomizes the balance of wood and agave.
Red clay soil. Cool winters. Approachable, citrusy tequilas.
Siembra Azul’s agave is sown in the red clay soil of the Highlands region of Jalisco, where proud tequileros produce approachable, citrusy tequilas.
First planting of Siembra Azul was in the Arandas, Jalisco field in the 1990s. Time has passed; but traditions and faith remain.
A room-sized, wood-fired oven that is filled with agave and heated for days. The use of brick ovens is a hallmark of traditional tequila production, and the aromas are incredible. We never use diffusers or autoclaves because we care about tequila and the earth.
Hand-operated roller mills that tear roasted agave fibers as distillers turn a crank, coaxing the fermentable sugars out of the agave.
Siembra focuses on traditional production, and this is a good balance between tradition and tech.
Steel – Induced. Siembra Azul fermentation, like every tequila made at NOM 1414, is serenaded by classical music. The yeast, which is specially designed for tequila production (hence Induced), seems to respond to the rhythm as it bubbles in large steel tanks. It’s not exactly traditional, but the yeast is having a good time.
Copper stills are the gold standard for tequila distillation and one of the major reasons that Siembra Azul tequilas are often noted as tasting “clean.” Copper wicks out sulfur compounds in distillation, allowing more delicate flavours to surface on the palate.
The jimador culture of the Highlands is hundreds of years younger than its lowlands counterpart, but in its time the Highlands have become the most active agave region in Mexico. Agave from tequila’s “Golden Triangle,” three highlands areas connected by their exquisite agave output, require highly specialized jimadores to maximize that agave’s quality.
These jimadores are experts on all things agave.
This spirit epitomizes the balance of wood and agave.
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