Macurichos Tepeztate is produced using 100% Maguey Tepeztate (Agave marmorata) in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, México.
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|Age of plant:||18-30 years|
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About this mezcal
Macurichos Tepeztate is produced using 100% Maguey Tepeztate (Agave marmorata) in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, México. After growing for 18 to 30 years, the harvested agaves are cooked in an earthen oven, milled using a stone tahona mill, fermented in wooden vats, and distilled twice using copper pot stills. This mezcal has sweet vegetal notes of bell pepper, corn, cilantro, and Thai basil.
Led by maestro mezcalero Gonzalo Martinez, Mezcal Macurichos is dedicated to the protection of the cultural tradition and the agricultural heritage of agave within the iconic mezcal production community of Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico. The family employs numerous neighbors and is one of the rare distillers the area who still produce using Ancestral methods, including clay pot stills. Gonzalo and his brothers cultivate their own diverse fields of agave - planting from seed and reforesting the diminishing wild agave populations.