The front of the bottle Tequila Fortaleza Blanco
Tequila Fortaleza Blanco at the fair

Fortaleza Blanco, 70cl 40 %

"Fortaleza Blanco is a true aficionado’s tequila." 
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It will become a favorite for bartenders when looking for high end Agave Spirits.
  • Category: Agave Distill
  • SKU: 100021
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
  • Unique label and cap
  • Rapidly becoming one of the most recognized Tequilas
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Color, aromas and taste.
Color
  • color
    Transparent
    Transparent
Aromas
  • Candied lemon peel Nose: 20%; Mouth: 0%
    Candied lemon peel
  • Cooked Agave Nose: 30%; Mouth: 30%
    Cooked Agave
  • Butterines Nose: 10%; Mouth: 0%
    Butteriness
  • Honey mango Nose: 20%; Mouth: 0%
    Honey mango
  • Pepper Nose: 20%; Mouth: 20%
    Pepper
  • Spices Nose: 0%; Mouth: 20%
    Spices
  • Stonefruit Nose: 0%; Mouth: 20%
    Stonefruit
  • Dried herbs Nose: 0%; Mouth: 10%
    Dried herbs
Taste
  • Bitterness Intensity: 30.00%
    Bitterness
  • Sourness Intensity: 10.00%
    Sourness
  • Umami Intensity: 20.00%
    Umami
  • Sweetness Intensity: 20.00%
    Sweetness
  • Saltiness Intensity: 20.00%
    Saltiness
Food pairings
  • chicken
    Chicken
  • Turkey
    Turkey
  • seafood
    Seafood
  • fish
    Fish
  • Vegetables
    Vegetables
  • Avocado
    Avocado
  • Fresh Cheese
    Fresh cheese
  • Sorbete
    Sorbete
  • Baked fruits FruitCake
    Baked fruits

Aromas of citrus, and rich cooked agave fill your nose in this unique and very special Tequila Blanco. Also present: butter, olive, earth, black pepper, and a deep inviting vegetal complexity.  Flavors include citrus, cooked agave, vanilla, basil, olive, and lime. The finish is long and deep, complex yet easy to drink.  Sweet Salty Peppry Cookt Agave Stonefruit Alcohol

cocktail Best served with white meat, cold & fresh dishes. or any citrusy food.

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Brand and creators
The brand of Tequila Fortaleza
The brand of Tequila Fortaleza
Guillermo Ericksoon Sauza , the owner
Guillermo Ericksoon Sauza , the owner
Two generations, Guillermo and William Sauza
Two generations, Guillermo and William Sauza
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
    Tequila JaliscoJalisco
  • NOM
    1493
  • THE BRAND OWNER OWNS/ CONTROLS THE DISTILLERY
Fortaleza cultivated agaves
Fortaleza cultivated agaves
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 Fortaleza colorful fields
The Fortaleza colorful fields
The agave at the oven
The agave at the oven
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

The Agaves are steam cooked for 36 hours in brick ovens, then macerated by a Tahona which helps extract all the juices, after this, the "bagazo" is fermented in an open air space inside wooden bassins, double distillation occurs in copper pot stills which is the final step into creating Tequila Fortaleza Blanco.
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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