Don Mateo El Legado is a tribute to the late maestro mezcalero Don Jose Emilio Rangel. This mezcal is the first batch to have ever been certified in the state of Michoacan. It was rested in glass for 5 years.
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|Brand:||Don Mateo de la Sierra|
|Style:||Aged in Glass|
|Batch size:||192 bottles|
About this mezcal
Don Mateo El Legado is made by maestro mezcalero Don Emilio Vieyra Rangel at his ranch El Limon in Michoacan, Mexico. El Legado (The Legacy) is a tribute to the late maestro mezcalero Don Jose Emilio Rangel. This mezcal is the first batch to have ever been certified in the state of Michoacan. It has been rested in glass for 5 years. The agave Cupreata in this mezcal are cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by hand, fermented naturally for 8 days, and distilled in pine and oyamel Filipino style stills. Heads and tails along with natural spring water are used for alcohol adjustments.
See what our friends at Three Minute Tasting had to say about this one: S1:E15 Don Mateo Mezcal Rested in Glass for 5 Years Review
Don Mateo de la Sierra
Mezcal Don Mateo de la Sierra is run by maestro Emilio Vieyra. Don Mateo was Emilio’s grandfather. He migrated from Guanajuato to Michoacán in 1840, and began producing mezcal. Given that Don Emilio represents his family’s sixth generation of maestro vinatero, what better ambassador of the spirit of Michoacán. Coming from Michoacán gives their mezcals a very different character and taste from those made in Oaxaca or elsewhere in Mexico.
Learn more about Don Mateo de la Sierra in our blog post Emilio Vieyra and Mezcal Don Mateo de la Sierra
Or in the Family First Article on the K&L Wines Spirits Journal blog