header home Backbar Bar Station Recipe Database Month's Feature "Drink-o-pedia" Mixology Contact



Arta Reposado 100% de Agave Tequila

Artá Reposado
100% de Agave Tequila

 

By Robert Plotkin
http://www.artatequila.com

Recently introduced Artá 100% Agave Tequila has set out on the path less traveled. Produced in the town of Arenal, the brand is taking a green-conscious approach to business and committed to making tequila in an eco-friendly manner. Each bottle of Artá is made with recycled glass, a refurbished metal top and a sustainably harvested cork from Portugal. The certified organic tequila is produced in an energy efficient manner, which lowers its carbon footprint. The brand well illustrates that a company can be globally responsible and still produce a world-class spirit.

Artá Tequila is produced at Corporación Ansan (NOM 1360) in the lowlands of Jalisco by 11th generation ranchers and a 3rd generation master distiller. The tequila is made from mature, single-estate—single ranch—agaves. After harvesting, the agaves are baked, fermented and double-distilled in a traditional pot still and bottled at 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof).

The Artá Reposado 100% Agave Tequila is aged in both French Limousin and American white oak barrels for just under a year. The small batch tequila has a pale amber hue, a medium-weight, velvety textured body and a bouquet brimming with spicy, peppery, herbaceous and fresh citrus aromas. The initial entry is warm and spicy followed by the flavors of vanilla, toasted oak, cinnamon and orange zest. The finish is long and slightly smoky.

The Artá Añejo 100% Agave Tequila is matured for 2 years in French Limousin and American white oak barrels. During its prolonged stay in wood, the tequila develops a dark amber/golden hue, a lush full body and a generous bouquet of black pepper, caramel and toasted oak. The aromatics are beautifully recreated on the palate, along with the flavor of vanilla, berries and cinnamon that surface during the extended finish.

The Artá Silver 100% Agave Tequila is a lively and exuberant tequila bottled shortly after coming off the still. It has ideal clarity, a satiny textured body and a fresh citrus and spice bouquet. The warm entry delivers waves of peppery, spicy and herbaceous flavors and the finish sports light citrus notes.

The entire range of Artá Tequila is a treat for the senses and good for the planet. ¡Salud!

 


Artá Reposado Tequila Recipes

Citrus Mint Splash
Rocks glass, chilled
Build in glass
3-5 mint leaves, no stems
2 lime wedges
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Muddle contents and add ice
2 oz. Arta Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
Splash club soda
Lime wedge and mint sprig garnish
Desert Rose
Tall glass, chilled
Build in glass
Sprig fresh rosemary
3/4 oz. simple syrup
Muddle contents and add ice
3 3/4 oz Arta Anejo Tequila
1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
3 oz. fresh pineapple juice
Sprig of rosemary garnish
Mexi-Mosa
Champagne tulip glass, chilled
Pour into an iced mixing glass
3/4 oz. Arta Silver Tequila
3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1-2 dashes orange bitters
1 oz. grapefruit juice
Shake and strain
Fill with cold Brut Champagne
Orange twist garnish