Ancho Reyes and Ancho Reyes Verde are handcrafted using chiles native to Puebla. We utilize the time-honored techniques for making menjurjes mastered by artisans in 1920's Puebla.
Our poblano chiles are cultivated in the volcano-enriched soils of Puebla. After harvest, the soil is rested for three years before it again grows chiles.
One by one, each poblano chile is individually hand-selected for quality. For Ancho Reyes Verde, the chiles are harvested earlier, while green. For Ancho Reyes Original, the chiles are harvested later, once they've matured and turned red.
For Ancho Reyes Verde, a portion of the poblano chiles are fire roasted. The poblano chiles express a bright, crisp, and fresh heat.
The poblano chiles used in Ancho Reyes Verde are mashed. The ancho chiles used in Ancho Reyes Original are scissor-sliced by hand, a painstaking, time-consuming process that ensures that we use only the finest chiles.
For half of a year, the chiles soak in a stepped process, macerating in small vats of neutral cane spirit from Veracruz, Mexico.
Imbued with chile flavor, the resulting liquid is then hand-blended by our Maestra Maceradora - or Master Blender, to maintain consistent flavor and spice.
The mixture rests, allowing the flavors to combine perfectly.
Once ready, the liquid is bottled. Each bottle is inspected individually then hand labeled according to tradition.
On rare occasions, a chosen vintage of a wine may sell out or be replaced by a new release after your order is placed. With bottles of wine listed under $15, we will not hold up an order and will simply automatically substitute the wine with the comparable vintage. Please be assured that we will only substitute with a vintage for the same type, varietal and winery.
During extreme weather during the Summer and Winter months we do recommend delaying shipments. We do not like to ship if the weather is above 85 degrees or below 32 degrees. To ensure the safety of your product we do recommend holding the shipment. We will hold in our temperature controlled facility until weather permits.
During Checkout you may Choose the Hold Until Safe and we will ship it once weather conditions are suitable
In this case, we will watch the weather closely and will remove the hold and ship your order as soon as conditions permit. The release dates will vary, and because there is no specified date for delivery, the warehouses will ship it as weather permits. If the Hold Until Safe option is released and your order is shipped, you will receive a shipping notice with the tracking number link.