Victorioso Tobala (A. Potatorum) Mezcal uses agave that can take up to 15 years to mature before being harvested. Tobala has a more distinct tone and an explosive flavor. It contains sweet floral and herbal aromas in its silky textured body, with hints of ripe pineapple, papaya, honey, and coconut.
CATEGORY: Tobala (A. Potatrum)
REGION: Santiago Matatlán
AGE OF PLANT: 15+ years
AROMA: Papaya, Ripe Pineapple, Mamey, Cempasúchitl Flower, Rosemary, Honey & Green Grass
FLAVOR: Banana, Coconut, Nanche, Cajeta, Peanut Shell & Cardamom
The Tobala Agave is a wild specimen, also known as (A. Potatorum), is considered the darling of the mezcal world. The name comes from the Zapotec language, which means "hat is in the land of rock and clay." It is small in stature but mighty in appearance and mostly found at elevations between 1,300 and 2,400 meters in limestone soil, tropical forests & dry rocky climates. Tobalá is an incredibly rare variety that cannot reproduce asexually (unlike many other varieties that can propagate sexually and asexually). Instead, it relies on bats and birds to spread its seed. The plant, due to its size, has a low yield and is more labor intensive, but its mezcal is considered delicate, smooth, sweet, light in body and big in aroma & flavor.