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Don Mateo El Legado

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 Mezcal
NOM:NOM-M218C
Mezcalero:Emilio Vieyra
Agave:Cupreata
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Aged in Glass
State:Michoacan
Town:San Miguel
ABV: 48%
Batch size: 192 bottles
Release year: 2019
Website: http://mezcaldonmateo.com/
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.

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.

1 review

4.5 of out 5 stars


Jonny

Jonny

324 reviews
3 days ago

Smells full and bright with notes of orange, lime, vanilla, orange creamsicle, and light cheddar cheese. The palate is full and round. Medium finish. Notes of leather, asparagus, carrots, potatoes, ORANGE SODA, and cilantro. This is amazing!

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