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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|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 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.
Learn more about Don Mateo:
- Family First on the K&L Wines Spirits Journal blog