Don Mateo Pechuga is made with maguey Cenizo or Cupreata, which makes it unique as most other pechugas are made with agave Espadin.
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About this mezcal
Don Mateo Pechuga is a pure sampling from Michoacan. It’s made with maguey Cenizo or Cupreata, which makes it unique as most exported pechugas mezcals are made with maguey Espadin. During the third distillation, Don Emilio’s wife adds her special recipe, which calls for chicken breast, deer meat, and a blend of select spices. This blend gives the mezcal a fuller, richer taste. This mezcal has a nose of roasted agave, tropical fruits, citrus, earthy notes and spice. It has a great texture and weight on the palate. Some batches of this will use different types of meat that are not chicken.
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.
Learn more about Don Mateo de la Sierra:
- Family First on the K&L Wines Spirits Journal blog