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Madre Mezcal Ensamble - 20cl

Madre Mezcal Ensamble - 20cl

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Madre Mezcal Ensamble: Unveiling the Depths of Agave in a 20cl Bottle

For the adventurous spirit seeker or the curious mezcal novice, The General Wine proudly presents the Madre Mezcal Ensamble - a 20cl bottle brimming with the essence of Oaxaca, Mexico. This artisanal mezcal, crafted by the Morales family, is a symphony of flavour waiting to be explored.

A Legacy in Every Bottle

Hailing from San Dionisio in Oaxaca, the heartland of mezcal production, Madre Ensamble honours generations-old traditions. Espadín and Cuishe agaves, meticulously selected at their peak maturity, are roasted in earthen pits lined with hot stones. This time-tested method imbues the spirit with a subtle smokiness, a hallmark of mezcal.

The crushed agave hearts are then fermented in open-air wooden vats using wild yeast. This natural process allows the unique characteristics of the agave and the surrounding environment to shine through. Finally, the fermented mash is distilled in a copper pot still, culminating in a mezcal rich in character and complexity.

A Tasting Journey for the Senses

Pour yourself a measure of Madre Ensamble and embark on a captivating tasting adventure. As you raise the glass to your nose, the aroma unfolds, revealing a delightful interplay of smoke and earth. Hints of citrus and herbal notes peek through, adding an intriguing complexity.

The first sip is a revelation. The smokiness, gentle and alluring, dances on the tongue. Earthy tones emerge, reminiscent of freshly turned soil and damp leaves. A wave of minerality washes over the palate, a testament to the volcanic soils of Oaxaca.

But Madre Ensamble is more than just smoke and earth. A touch of sweetness, like ripe melon, peeks through, adding a delightful balance. The herbal notes from the wild fermentation become more pronounced, offering hints of rosemary and thyme. As the flavours linger, a subtle creaminess emerges, leaving a smooth and satisfying finish.

Beyond the Sip: Serving Suggestions

Madre Mezcal Ensamble is a versatile spirit, perfect for sipping neat, savouring the full spectrum of its flavours. For a truly traditional experience, enjoy it alongside slices of orange and a sprinkle of sea salt. The orange cuts through the smokiness, while the salt enhances the earthy and mineral notes.

If you're looking for a smoky twist on a classic cocktail, Madre Ensamble makes a phenomenal base for a Mezcal Margarita. Simply swap out tequila for mezcal in your favourite margarita recipe and discover a whole new dimension of flavour. The smokiness complements the lime juice and sweetness, creating a truly unique and satisfying drink.

For the adventurous mixologist, Madre Ensamble opens a world of cocktail possibilities. Experiment with smoky infusions, herbal syrups, and fresh, seasonal fruits to craft your own signature concoction.

The Allure of the 20cl Bottle

The 20cl size of Madre Ensamble makes it an ideal choice for those new to mezcal or those who want to explore the spirit without a large commitment. It's perfect for introducing friends to the world of artisanal mezcal or enjoying a single serving on a special occasion.

A Sustainable Choice

The Morales family's commitment to tradition extends beyond their production methods. They are dedicated to sustainable practices, ensuring the future of the agave and the land it grows on. By choosing Madre Ensamble, you're not just savouring a delicious mezcal; you're supporting responsible agave production in Mexico.

In Conclusion

Madre Mezcal Ensamble is a captivating spirit that captures the essence of Oaxaca in a 20cl bottle. With its smoky allure, earthy depth, and surprising sweetness, it's a mezcal that will tantalise your taste buds and leave you wanting more. So, raise a glass to tradition, sustainability, and the exquisite flavours of Mexico with Madre Mezcal Ensamble.

At The General Wine, we are passionate about bringing you the finest artisanal spirits from around the world. Visit our website or our store in Liphook to discover the magic of Madre Mezcal Ensamble and embark on your own mezcal adventure.

 

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