This ensamble is distilled in both copper and clay. Every batch of Corte Vetusto Ensamble will use different types of agaves.
Corte Vetusto Ensamble
|Rating:||(5 reviews) - Write a review|
|Brand:||Corte Vetusto Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz|
|Maguey:||Coyote, Cuishe, Madrecuishe|
|Distillation:||Clay Pot, Copper|
|Town:||San Pablo Villa de Mitla|
|Website:||https://cortevetusto.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Corte Vetusto Ensamble is handmade by fourth generation maestro mezcalero Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz using wild agaves. This ensamble mezcal is distilled to proof at 43% ABV. The agave in this mezcal are crushed with a tahona and then naturally fermented. The first distillation in a 250 liter copper and the second distillation in a 70 liter clay pot still. The first batch of Corte Vetusto Ensamble was made with magueyes Madrecuixe, Cuixe, and Coyote (Americana); future batches may be made with different types of agaves.
Corte Vetusto Mezcal
Corte Vetusto mezcal is hand-crafted by Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz, a 4th generation Zapotec Maestro Mezcalero. The art of mezcal making was passed down through the generations since his great grandfather, Don Mauro. The name of the brand Corte Vetusto means “the ancient cut” and comes from an old story about a master mezcalero’s desire to create a cut of mezcal so divine that it invokes the spirit of generations before him. That sacred distillation of earth, fire and history is the Corte Vetusto.
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Incredible Mezcal, tasted this after I tasted the Espadin. Was blown away by the savory and vegetal notes. A great sipping Mezcal.
mild, almost citrusy notes for the smell, flavor was not overly complex and slightly harsh up front with a nice relaxing finish.
Had a small taste and enjoyed this agave Karwinskii ensamble; the edition I had was made with agaves Coyote, Cuishe, and Madrecuishe. The big flavor I got was cherry hard candy along with a bit of spearmint. Some of the flavors reminded me of Curaçao. I thought it would be a bit more watered-down considering the low ABV but it was fine. The next ensamble batch will be made with agaves Espadin, Tobala, and Madrecuishe which should be interesting.
Bright vegetal aromas on the nose. Slight hints of sour apples and sour cream on the palate. A bit watery but still very tasty. This is karwinskii heavy with some strong minerality and earthy vegetal notes. This ensamble is my favorite from Corte Vetusto so far.