One of the few tequilas still made slowly in the old fashioned way, Tequila Ocho is a spirit which accentuates that which is exclusive to tequila, the agave flavor. Ocho is the first tequila to designate both the year it was produced and the precise field from which the family grown agaves were sourced. Each batch comes from a different field or rancho contributing distinctive characteristics of that place.
La Ladera (Spanish for “The Hillside”) faces West and has an average 8% slope. This rancho has a total area of 86 acre with an altitude between 2,100 to 2,150 meters above sea level. The land is a rocky slope with a shallow red mineral soil and low to medium fertility. Due to such conditions, the agave plants have relatively low average weight. Nevertheless, the sugar level is high, above 30% of the total weight, due to the stressful conditions in which the plant grows during its full life cycle.
Nose: Anise, roasted pineapple and pink grapefruit. Citric and sweet, acidic apple and quince paste. Light notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Palate: Orange peel, pink pepper, mineral and earthy, slightly smoky.