The Tequila Fortaleza Añejo Bottle
The beautiful label of Fortaleza
Tequila Fortaleza Añejo ready for the tasting

Fortaleza Añejo, 70cl 40 %

" Prized treat for any tequila lover " 
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The bartenders favorite, aged in old bourbon barrels.
  • Category: Agave Distill
  • SKU: 100023
Facts
  • Brand Fortaleza
  • Distillery Name Tequila Los Abuelos, S.A. de C.V.
  • Class Tequila 100 % Agave
  • Alcoholic grade 40 %
  • Content 70 cl
  • Country distilled México
  • Country of bottling México
  • Made by the heir of the Sauza empire
  • From the lowlands of Tequila on a fabulous estat
  • Unique label and ca
  • One of the few 100% Tahona produced Tequila
  • Rapidly becoming one of the most recognized Tequila
  • Aged in American Oak for 18 months
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Color, aromas and taste.
Colour
  • color
    Amber
    Amber
Aromas
  • Cask/Oak barrel Nose: 40%; Mouth: 30%
    Cask/Oak barrel
  • Cooked Agave Nose: 20%; Mouth: 0%
    Cooked Agave
  • Caramel Nose: 20%; Mouth: 0%
    Caramel
  • Vanilla Nose: 10%; Mouth: 20%
    Vanilla
  • Cocoa Nose: 10%; Mouth: 20%
    Cocoa
  • Agave Nutrition Nose: 0%; Mouth: 30%
    Agave nutrition
Taste
  • Bitterness Intensity: 0.00%
    Bitterness
  • Sourness Intensity: 0.00%
    Sourness
  • Umami Intensity: 0.00%
    Umami
  • Sweetness Intensity: 0.00%
    Sweetness
  • Saltiness Intensity: 0.00%
    Saltiness
Food pairings
  • Beef
    Beef
  • Pork
    Pork
  • lamb
    Lamb
  • chicken
    Chicken
  • Duck
    Duck
  • Barbeque
    Barbeque
  • Baked fruits
    Baked fruits
  • Ice cream
    Ice cream
  • Chocolate desserts
    Chocolate desserts

Caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and cooked agave aromas practically jump from the glass in this highly-praised and perfectly-aged añejo. This tequila is so rich and complex that some people are even able to detect pineapple, peach, orange blossom, nutmeg, and raisin in the nose. Once in your mouth, the full cooked agave experience continues with a thick and oily texture that coats your mouth in a very soothing way. Butterscotch, caramel, toffee, citrus, and hazelnuts are common flavours that people identify. 

cocktail The aged flavours on this Añejo are perfect to combine with rich flavoured foods like beef, chocolate mousse or vanilla icecream.

Brand and creators
Guillermo Ericksoon Sauza , the owner
Guillermo Ericksoon Sauza , the owner
Two generations, Guillermo and William Sauza
Two generations, Guillermo and William Sauza
The brand of Tequila Fortaleza
The brand of Tequila Fortaleza
Launched in 2005, Tequila Fortaleza is a relatively new brand for the market, but they have over 140 years of history behind the brand. Produced & bottled on the family's own estate in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico using traditional processes started by Guillermo's "Tatarabuelo" Don Cenobio back in 1873. Don Cenobio was the first person to export "mezcal de tequila" to the United States with the name of "Tequila", implemented the use of steam to cook the agave instead of a pit (as mezcal is produced nowadays) and stated that Blue Agave Tequilana Webber is the best for Tequila production. As the family business passed over from father to son, many contributions to the industry were made over the years, one of the greatest contributions was helping to establish "Appellation d'origine contrôlée". In 1976 the business was sold, but the family kept the land with the Hacienda and the distillery, and in 1999 Don Guillermo began the process of getting the old small distillery working again. After several years of rennovation and hard work, Don Guillermo got the old distillery up and running, making Tequila the same way his ancestors did 100 years before – with a small brick oven to cook the agave, a tahona to squeeze the juices, wood tanks for fermentation, and the original copper pots for double distillation.
Production details
The Agaves come from the heartland of Tequila Valley in Jalisco, after growing for at least 8 years they are harvested by a specially trained "jimador".
Artwork Tequilana Weber Blue
  • FIELD LOCATION
    Tequila, Jalisco
  • SINGLE ESTATE RAW MATERIAL
  • Cultivated
    Wild
plant
The Fortaleza distillery is situated on the family property in  Tequila town. Because of its heritage, story and extremely limited production, Tequila Fortaleza has become one of the world’s most sought after and hard to get tequilas. 
  • DISTILLERY LOCATION
    TequilaJalisco
  • NOM
    1493
  • THE BRAND OWNER OWNS/ CONTROLS THE DISTILLERY
The brick oven in La Fortaleza Distillery
The brick oven in La Fortaleza Distillery
La Fortaleza Distillery
La Fortaleza Distillery
La Fortaleza fields and distillery
La Fortaleza fields and distillery
The aging of the Tequila Fortaleza
The aging of the Tequila Fortaleza
The Fortaleza colorful fields
The Fortaleza colorful fields
The agave at the oven
The agave at the oven
Fortaleza cultivated agaves
Fortaleza cultivated agaves
The agaves arriving at the Distillery
The agaves arriving at the Distillery
The milling with the big tahona
The milling with the big tahona
The fermentation barrels
The fermentation barrels
Washing the fiber of the agave
Washing the fiber of the agave
The copper still for the distillation
The copper still for the distillation
The glass production bottles
The glass production bottles
The handmade of the bottle tops
The handmade of the bottle tops

Manufacturing and aging

Tequila Fortaleza Añejo is produced in the old traditional and artesian way just as Guillermo’s grandfathers used to do. The agave is cooked slowly in brick ovens for 36 hours and crushed with a tahona; a stone wheel mill. The juice is fermented
naturally for five days in small wooden vats and then distilled in copper stills. This distilled beauty rests in an American oak barrel for 18 months before its bottled. Tequila Fortaleza is done without shortcuts, additives or quick fix, its pure handcraft with a great legacy
Raw Material
Raw Material
Single Raw Material
Cooking
Cooking
Brick oven
Milling
Milling
Tahona
Fermentation Container
Fermentation Container
Wooden bassins
Distillation
Distillation
Copper Pot Still
Bottling
Bottling
  • NO Use of accelerators under fermentation
    NO Additives after distillation

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