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Don Mateo Manso de Sahuayo

Don Mateo de la Sierra Manso de Sahuayo is produced using Agave Americana var. Manso de Sahuayo (formerly known as Cenizo).

About this mezcal

Don Mateo de la Sierra Manso de Sahuayo is produced using Agave Americana var. Manso de Sahuayo (formerly known as Cenizo). This agave is endemic to the municipality of Sahuayo, Michoacan. Mezcalero Emilio Vieyra works with local farmers there to source the best agaves possible. The harvested agaves are roasted in a pit oven, fermented in wooden tanks. The still is a pine and oyamel (fir) Filipino style alembique still. Heads, tails, and natural spring water are used for alcohol adjustments.

Don Mateo de la Sierra

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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3 reviews

3.67 out of 5


AdamCA

AdamCA

14 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Lot 47, December 2019
This was a bit disappointing. A bit thin and not as much depth and complexity as I was assuming would be there. A strong taste of smoke with sweetness. I tasted this alongside the Viejo Indecente Tepeztate that blew this out of the water. It was very drinkable, though.

Wanderingspider

Wanderingspider

46 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

La Calzonuda Rancho, Nov. 2018
Lot: 37, 1297 L, BTL: 77/90
I want to first start by saying I was confused because this is the Manson de Sahuayo (Cenizo) but the bottle I have looks like the Pechuga (newer label?) that’s on this site not the one pictured here.
I digress, delicate, ,a bit “corky” (TCA) on the nose, warm, but still has some brightness like watermelon rind.
Not complicated and tingley with a good length on the finish.
Honestly, I did want a bit more from this it’s just alright.

La Calzonuda Rancho, Nov. 2018
Lot: 37, 1297 L, BTL: 77/90
I want to first start by saying I was confused because this is the Manson de Sahuayo (Cenizo) but the bottle I have looks like the Pechuga (newer label?) that’s on this site not the one pictured here.
I digress, delicate, ,a bit “corky” (TCA) on the nose, warm, but still has some brightness like watermelon rind.
Not complicated and tingley with a good length on the finish.
Honestly, I did want a bit more from this it

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El_Cura

El_Cura

31 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Lot #7, June 2014. A fine mezcal out of Michoacán. Manso (Spanish for tame) de Sahuayo is quite delightful. It starts out tame, ultra-light on the nose, barely picked up a little sweet whiff of Galletas Marias. Put it in your mouth and feel the roaring fire reminiscent of Aquilino’s mezcales. Once untamed you’ll taste a wonderfully complex mouthful of molasses, brown sugars and cheese cake. Long lasting burning finish.

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