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Don Mateo Cupreata

Don Mateo Cupreata is made by mezcalero Emilio Vieyra in San Miguel, Michoacan. Other batches of this can also be found under the Siembra Metl Label.

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Brand:Don Mateo Mezcal
Mezcalero:Emilio Vieyra
Style:Aged in Glass
Town:San Miguel
ABV: 48%
Website: http://mezcaldonmateo.com/
About this mezcal

Don Mateo Cupreata is made by maestro mezcalero Don Emilio Vieyra Rangel at his ranch El Limon in Michoacan, Mexico. The agave Cupreata in this mezcal are cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by hand, fermented naturally for 8 days, and distilled in a Filipino style alambique still. After distillation, some batches of this are aged in glass before bottling.

Don Mateo Mezcal

Emilio Vieyra and his father own and operate Mezcal Don Mateo de la Sierra. Don Mateo was Emilio’s great grandfather. He migrated from Guanajuato to Michoacán in 1840, and began producing mezcal. Given that Don Emilio represents his family’s fifth generation of maestro vinatero (in Oaxaca referred to as palenquero), what better ambassador of the spirit of Michoacán. Although 80% of the mezcal Don Emilio produces is made with wild agave, the family does cultivate its own maguey on the rolling hills below the vinata. Coming from Michoacan gives their mezcals a very different character and taste from those made in Oaxaca. They also are known for using unique agave that are not seen in mezcal from Oaxaca.

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