Distilled by the veritable Maestra Berta Vasquez, this ensamble combines Cuixe and Tobala - two varietals I haven't had much of from Berta. Produced using two runs on a copper alambique, this bottling was made for Rezpiral and bottled as part of Series 5 in July of 2019.
Bright and effervescent! Fruity, delightful, rich. Soil, lemon curd, melon and lime, papaya and berries. Vanilla bean, pepper and some clay.
Fruity at first before a great vein of smoke character steps in. Clay, faint ash, some honey, and mineralogy balance to form a sweet and smoky bond.
Dry and mineral forward, this transforms to a crisp finish that balances complexity and fruit character.
I love this bottling, with Berta’s hand consistently showing her skill and passion. This fruit bomb transforms beautifully into a dry mineral heavy finish that is sweet, savory and everything in between.