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Esfuerzo Tepeztate

Esfuerzo Tepeztate is produced in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca by Margarito García García and his youngest son Artemio García Cruz.

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Brand:Esfuerzo Mezcal
Mezcalero:Artemio Garcia Cruz, Margarito García García
Maguey:Tepeztate
Agave:Marmorata
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Dionisio Ocotepec
ABV: 47.65%
Age of plant: 12-18 years
Batch size: 500 liters (November 2019 batch)
Release year: 2020
Website: https://www.esfuerzomezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Esfuerzo Tepeztate is produced in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca by Margarito García García and his youngest son Artemio García Cruz. Using 100% Agave marmorata, the harvested agaves hearts are cooked underground for 3-4 days. Next, the cooked agave is mashed using a tahona by the family’s horse, Bonita. Fermentation in pine vats lasts for about 5-7 days. Finally, the liquid is double-distilled in copper pots which have a capacity of 300 liters each. The final product is a cut of the body of the distillation run.

Esfuerzo Mezcal

Esfuerzo Mezcal Artesanal features "the life's work of the Maestro Mezcalero, and his son, shared with you." The brand puts Margarito García and his youngest son, Artemio García Cruz, front and center in their marketing. They promote transparency and offer an email address on their website in which the public can inquire as to how much their mezcalero partners are paid per liter of mezcal.

Esfuerzo Mezcal promotes a sustainability initiative which relies on the leadership and cultural knowledge of the García Family in collaboration with the Oaxacan based organization, Aventureros del Mezcal.

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3 out of 5

HighWine

HighWine

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Unusual nose of vinegar, freshly grated horseradish, and chipotle aioli. Taste is herbaceous and woody. Medium-full in the mouth; a nice palate. Flavors of smoke and a touch of plastic but not in a bad way if that’s possible. Parsley, mint leaf, and forest floor. It opens up nicely.

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