Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Reposado Agave Spirit

2023 Silver Medal

La Tierra Agave


La Tierra Agave Reposado Agave Spirit
VARIETAL:
Agave/Mezcal

VINTAGE:
2022

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Reposado Agave spirits are typically aged for a minimum of two months up to one year in oak barrels, which gives it a golden color and a richer, more complex flavor profile. Our reposado is aged for 3 months in recycled bourbon barrels offering a unique flavour profile to the spirit. The Reposado has a fuller body, which means it feels more substantial and rich in your mouth. This creates a smooth, creamy sensation on the palette. The increased body and longer finish make it a great choice for sipping on its own or pairing with heartier foods. The taste profile of our Agave spirit is characterised by notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak along with the lingering smoke of the roasted Agave. This contributes to a sweet and warm flavor that can be slightly woody or smoky ,creating a smooth and balanced taste. You will also notice a subtle spiciness, but it will be more subdued than in our Blanco. The acidity of the Reposado, combined with its body, affects the overall taste profile. The acidity provides a slight tanginess that balances the sweetness of the spirit. The body of Reposado is typically fuller and richer than the Blanco, due to the aging process. The aging process also imbues the spirit with the notes of vanilla, caramel,and oak. As you swallow the Reposado, you'll experience the finish, which is the aftertaste that lingers on your tongue. The Reposado typically has a longer finish than our Blanco, with the flavors lingering on your palate for a while. This makes it a great choice for sipping on its own and pairing with heartier foods, as it can stand up to more robust flavors. The aroma of the Agave spirit is also an important factor in its taste profile. The nose of the spirit is typically characterised by a warm and inviting aroma of oak, with hints of vanilla and caramel. The aroma adds additional depth to the overall taste experience of the spirit.

1-Charcuterie board: The Reposado pairs well with a Charcuterie board that includes a variety of cured meats, cheeses, and nuts. The reposados smooth and complex flavors can complement the different flavors and textures of the board, while the Agave spirit's sweetness can contrast with the saltiness of the meats and cheeses. 2-Roasted vegetables: Roasted vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, or butternut squash can pair well with the woody and caramel notes in the Reposado. The Agave spirit's sweetness can complement the natural sweetness in the vegetables, while the spirit's oak notes can enhance the vegetables' roasted flavors. 3-Creamy dishes: The Reposado pairs well with creamy dishes like risotto or pasta with a creamy sauce. The Agave spirit's smooth and complex flavors can complement the richness of the dish, while the spirit's sweetness can contrast with the dish's saltiness. 4-Braai vleis - The Reposado pairs well with grilled meats, and a braai is the perfect opportunity to pair Agave with boerewors, peri-peri chicken, chops, rashes and steak. The smoky flavors of the grilled meats complement the woody notes of the Agave spirit, while the spicy flavors of the meats can contrast with the sweet notes of the Agave spirit. 5-Bobotie -This traditional South African dish is the perfect combination with our Reposado. The sweet and savory flavors of the dish pair well with the sweet notes of the spirit, while the creamy texture of the topping complements the Agave spirit's smooth mouthfeel. 6-Melktert - This traditional South African dessert pairs beautifully with the Reposado. The creamy and sweet flavors of Melktert pair well with the sweet and vanilla notes of the Reposado. 7-Chocolate- The Reposado pairs well with chocolate-based desserts. The Agave spirit's vanilla and caramel flavors can complement the chocolate's richness, while the spirit's sweetness can contrast with the chocolate's bitterness.

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