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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|Brand:||Don Mateo de la Sierra|
|Mezcalero:||Delia Vargas Vieyra, Emilio Vieyra|
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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, Emilio Vieyra’s mother 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
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