This Don Mateo Pechuga is made by Delia Vargas Vieyra, the matriarch of the Vieyra family that’s regarded as one of the top distillers in all of Michoacan.
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|Brand:||Don Mateo de la Sierra|
|Mezcalero:||Delia Vargas Vieyra, Emilio Vieyra|
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About this mezcal
Don Mateo Pechuga (Delia Vargas Vieyra) is an exclusive K&L Wines variation on the regular Don Mateo Pechuga that is more widely available. The Vieyra family is commonly regarded as one of Michoacán’s very best distillers. Delia Vargas Vieyra is the matriarch of this highly respected family.
Despite what the label says, this special batch of Pechuga is made with maguey Cupreata and maguey Cenizo. The agave were roasted over Pine and Oak with a tiny bit of Mesquite as a starter. They were crushed by hand and fermented naturally in oak vats before being distilled on two wooden stills, one made of Pine and the other from Oyamel (sacred fir). Within the still Delia suspended a mixture of Turkey, Venison, Rabbit, and Iguana. To balance these unusual flavors, she also added Tejacote (crab apple), stone fruits, clove, cinnamon, almonds and other flavors. The resulting mezcal produced just 395 liters and was rested for 6 months in glass before being bottled.
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