Award-winning Montalvo Tequila 100% de Agave is an untraditional tequila that purists will adore. It breaks from convention in as much as it is triple-distilled, whereas the majority of tequilas are twice distilled. The additional pass through the pot still renders the tequila lightweight and silky smooth. As enjoyable as that is, perhaps its most appealing characteristic is its brilliant representation of agave. If you want to taste and smell what tequila is made from, then Montalvo is the brand for you.
Once at the distillery, the agaves are baked and the extracted sugar-rich juice is slowly fermented. Afterwards fourth-generation tequila producers Carlos and Sergio Gonzalez skillfully distill the fermented wash"referred to asmosto"three times in a traditional copper pot still. The finished tequila is then bottled at 40% alcohol (80 proof).
Sipping the silver expression of any tequila range is the surest way to assess the artistry and craftsmanship of the distiller. Such is the case with Montalvo Plata Tequila 100% de Agave. Free from the obscuring affects of barrel aging, the crystal clear tequila is pure and unadulterated. It has a wafting citrus, black pepper and herbaceous nose and a montage of fresh flavors, including tropical fruit, white pepper, orange zest, cinnamon and baked agave. The finish is long and spicy warm.
While an inspired choice for use in craft cocktails, this silver gem certainly deserves to be sipped neat. It's a vital tequila brimming with authentic agave character.