Amormata Verde was produced by Manuel y Pepe Simental in Nombre de Dios, Durango using Agave Salmiana (V. Ferox).
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Manuel Simental, Pepe Simental|
|Town:||Nombre de Dios|
|Batch size:||120 liters (Lot VER-S 25-06-2019)|
About this destilado de agave
Amormata Verde was produced by Manuel y Pepe Simental in Nombre de Dios, Durango using Agave Salmiana (V. Ferox). The agaves are cooked in an underground oven and mashed by axe and desgarradora. It is fermented in pine wood vats with spring water. It is then double distilled in a traditional Durango-style copper on bottom wood “Viejo” on top with wood arm going to copper serpentine; the still can be seen in drawing on front label. This spirit is very green with notes of green-pepper and chile, flavors that are characteristic of Salmianas. This agave grows all over Mexico and is much shorter and smaller than it’s other Salmiana cousins. In this part of Durango it grows only on old, black lava fields known locally as “Breña”. Due to its relatively low sugar content, and very specific growing conditions, batches of Verde are small, and few and far between. Because of this, the company will only be offering limited amounts of this unique spirit, sporadically.
Amormata is the for-export label of Nacion de Las Verdes Matas, a small unregistered brand started by Luis Loya many years ago. His goal is to share mezcal from Northern Mexico from places that are under-represented in the market. Luis has relationships with producers in Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas among others. The company is trying a profit sharing model that ensures the producer will be making no less than anyone else in the supply chain off each bottle.
The typical lot sizes of Amormata releases range from about 40 liters to 200 liters. The producers will continue to make about the same amount of spirits that they historically have in the past. Therefore, the brand will not bottle much more than a total of three to five thousand liters per year. Amormata is dedicated to promoting the “gusto historico”, the terroir, the liquid culture, and the history that is mezcal to people beyond the borders of the places where it is made.