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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).

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Martín Yépiz
ABV: 49.5%
Batch size: 230 liters (Lot LEC-Y 04/2021)
Release year: 2021
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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 (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.

Member rating

4.25 out of 5

2 reviews



156 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 months ago

This review is just an impression of a small pour from a big Lamata tasting. No bottle info. Will update if I try again.

Review #121: cream, almond milk, canteloupe, grated parmesan

Awesome fresh fruit and lactic notes on this, with a touch of funk with the cheese

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose – Candied ginger. Light cream. A small whiff of burnt grass. An herbal aroma I can’t put my finger on.

Palate – Half a grapefruit at breakfast sprinkled with white sugar. Fresh chopped pine wood chips. Bacon fat. A dry, grassy & woody finish. Fantastic stuff!

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