Sombra Mezcal Reposado
A first-of-its-kind reposado made with Sombra's award-winning Joven mezcal, aged in Bordeaux wine barrels. Sourced from the historic and renowned Château Léoville Poyferré, a second growth wine estate in St Julien, France, the barrels are filled with Sombra's Joven mezcal and aged for up to six-months.
In the mountains near San Juan and San Luis del Rio near Oaxaca, we harvest Espadín agave at elevations up to 8,000 feet. We believe that elevation is key and have found the higher we go in the Sierra, the more elegant the resultant spirit. Sombra owns and operates its own Palenque (distillery), which provides consistent quality and eco-friendly production methods. Each step of production, from fermentation to distillation, has been reimagined to reduce its environmental impact.
A lush & fruity nose with a hint of smoke, vanilla, orange peel and blackberries. Smooth & warming to the palate, with a long fruit-driven finish.
One must do good while trying to do well. If we are to honor our communities as well as the land, we must pave the way for healthy, responsible growth by fostering practices that take care of Oaxaca, a place and a people that many of us have come to deeply love. Sombra Mezcal is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, donating at least 1% of sales to certified environmental charities and local educational initiatives in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Traditionally, spent agave fibers, left over after fermentation and distillation, are dumped into local waterways, along with the acidic liquid byproduct, which is approximately 10 times the volume of liquor produced.
To break that cycle and move toward zero waste, Sombra developed a technique to combine the two forms of waste to create adobe bricks. The bricks are being used to build houses in villages that have been impacted by recent earthquakes.