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Lamata Lechuguilla Sonora – Yépiz

Lamata Lechuguilla Sonora is produced by Maestro Vinatero Martín Yépiz in Alamo, Sonora using Lechuguilla (Agave bovicornuta).

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:Lamata
Mezcalero:Martín Yépiz
Agave:Bovicornuta
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Steel
Style:Joven
State:Sonora
Town:Alamos
ABV: 49.5%
Batch size: 230 liters (Lot LEC-Y 04/2021)
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.instagram.com/nacion_de_las_verdes_matas/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Lamata Lechuguilla Sonora is produced by Maestro Vinatero Martín Yépiz in Alamo, Sonora using Lechuguilla (Agave bovicornuta). Martín is the brother of the owner of the cattle ranch where this spirit is made. Martín and Ramón Almada have worked together in the same vinata for many years but Martín has been taking the lead on batches as time has passed. Most of the producers in the area are cattle ranchers and distill Bacanora and Lechuguilla as secondary activities. The agaves are cooked in an underground oven, mashed with an axe in a wood canoe, and naturally fermented with added spring water. The result is distilled twice in stainless steel with the final product being adjusted with heads and tails.

Lamata

Lamata (formerly named Amormata) is the for-export label of Nacion de Las Verdes Matas, a small unregistered brand started by Luis Loya many years ago. His goal is to share mezcal from Northern Mexico from places that are under-represented in the market. Luis has relationships with producers in Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas among others.

The typical lot sizes of Amormata releases range from about 40 liters to 200 liters. The producers will continue to make about the same amount of spirits that they historically have in the past. Therefore, the brand will not bottle much more than a total of three to five thousand liters per year. Amormata is dedicated to promoting the “gusto historico”, the terroir, the liquid culture, and the history that is mezcal to people beyond the borders of the places where it is made.

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