Cuentacuentos Tepeztate is produced by Maestra Mezcalera Alejandrina Aragón Hernandez in a valley outside of Santa Maria Zoquitlán. This mezcal has notes of melon, tropical fruits and honey on the palate.
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|Mezcalero:||Alejandrina Aragón Hernandez|
|Agave / Maguey:||Marmorata, Tepeztate|
|Town:||Santa Maria Zoquitlan|
About this mezcal
Cuentacuentos Tepeztate is produced by Maestra Mezcalera Alejandrina Aragón Hernandez in her small palenque in a valley outside of Santa Maria Zoquitlán. The unique microclimate of the area, combined with her mastery of the art of mezcal production, results in exceptional mezcals. The agave is cooked for 72 hours in a traditional underground horno and then milled by a horse drawn tahona. It is then naturally fermented in 6-8 days and doubled-distilled in copper pots. Spring water is used to adjust this spirit to 47% ABV. Alejandrina’s mezcal lightens the sweetness of agave Tepeztate, leaving notes of melon, tropical fruits and honey on the palate.
Cuentacuentos curates small-batch traditional mezcals and destilados de agave from producers across the state of Oaxaca. Cuentacuentos released its first 6 mezcal expressions in 2018; future releases from the brand will change over time and include non-certified mezcals. The logo and bottle artwork (by artist Cesar Ruiz Conseco) features an opossum or tlacuache in Spanish. The tlacuache on the logo is El Viejito, the little old man opposum who stole mezcal from the demons as a service to humanity. The tlacuache ranks with the jaguar, eagle, and burro in importance in Zapotec, Taina, and Mexican mythologies. Cuentacuentos is bottled under NOM-O20X by Carlos Méndez Blas. The Cuentacuentos motto is Mezcal brings people together, stories make us friends.