San Matias Gran Reserva Tequila
Casa San Matías is committed to honoring the tradition and legacy that were transmitted to us by our predecessors. We’re proud of being one of the oldest family tequila distilleries in Mexico. Our story began in 1886 in the town of Magdalena, Jalisco, where Don Delfino González began small-scale tequila production mainly for family & friends. His tequila quickly gained popularity in Mexico. In 1940, we relocated our distillery to Ojo de Agua in Los Altos de Jalisco. This region’s rich soil & natural spring water are fundamental to the superb flavor of all of San Matias' tequilas.
In 1993 Casa San Matias introduced the first Tequila Extra Añejo to the world. San Matías Gran Reserva is one of a kind, a drink with noble character and product that reflects the precision that has identified us for more than 130 years. To make San Matias Gran Reserva, Casa San Matías' own agave is grown and harvested in the red soil fields of the Highlands of Jalisco, rich in iron and other minerals. Our agaves are nurtured in ideal conditions so that they reach a superior flavor. Patiently, we wait 7 to 10 years for the agave to ripen to perfection. Then the jimador harvests it from its root, sifting the soil away and cutting the leaves off to reach the piña or heart of the agave. Baking perfectly every time is fundamental to our process, so the time and temperature are followed with exact precision: 48 hours at 194ºF. The cooked agaves are then crushed to separate the juices form the fibers. This juice is mixed with the water from our natural spring. The cooked agave juice is then poured into fermentation tanks where it will remain 72 hours. The fermented juice is taken to the stills where it will undergo two slow, low temperature distillations. After distillation we bring the tequila into our Hacienda, where it ages for more than three years in French oak barrels.
San Matias Gran Reserva Tequila Extra Añejo
SKU: BC 173110 / AB 811802
Case configuration: 6x750mL
100% Blue Agave, 40% ABV. Aged three years in new French Oak barrels. Bright amber with an orange hue, with strong body and slow forming legs. Initial aromas of butter and ripe fruits and notes of chocolate and toasted almond and intense hazelnut, with notes of crust of rye bread and red flowers. On the palate, natural sweetness and savoury notes, light acidity. Ideally paired with fatty meats and poultry.
Distiller.com – 94 points – "This super-concentrated elixir straddles the line between tequila and liqueur, but finds its balance. Sweet, rich, vanilla, caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and pecan coat the palate. However, tropical flavors of pineapple and mango mixed with a bit of pine sashay their way in, and it's tied together with a good dose of cedar and allspice. A little goes a long way here. Perhaps, as they say in Spanish, you need "only enough to fill a belly button" to end a good meal."
Awards: 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards – Tequila of the Year; 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 94 points, Great Value; 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Silver Medal; 2018 World Tequila Awards – Gold Medal; 2018 Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Silver Medal; 2018 Los Angeles Intl. Spirits Competition – Silver Medal 2017 International Spirits Challenge – Tequila Producer of the Year
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