Maguey Melate Maximiliana from maestro Raicillero Julio Topete Becerra is produced in the community of Rancho Nuevo, Jalisco.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Raicillero:||Julio Topete Becerra|
|Age of plant:||12-15 years|
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Maximiliana from Raicillero Julio Topete Becerra was originally released as the February 2020 Mezcalero of the Month agave spirit. Julio regularly produces for La Reina Raicilla, and this was a special batch for Maguey Melate. In lieu of the underground pit oven typically used to cook agave Oaxaca, Julio uses an above ground adobe oven that is more common in Jalisco, where he produces. This was the first non-Oaxaca producer featured in Maguey Melate’s monthly spirits program.
Maguey Melate was founded on two ideas: 1) Artisanal agave spirits are amazing and should be shared with the world, and 2) The faster-cheaper economy is a harmful force for people, the environment, and now agave spirits.
They believe if mezcal (and agave spirits) can be understood and appreciated at its full potential, people will show their preference for quality artisanal mezcal that is sustainably and fairly sourced. By raising consumer consciousness on the origins of mezcal and educating enthusiasts on matters of quality and character, informed people will be empowered to ensure the future of mezcal. To do this, they’re reaching a large audience with an impactful message: KEEP MEZCAL ARTISANAL!
Maguey Melate is perhaps most well-known for their Mezcalero of the Month Club, which delivers artisanal small-batch agave spirits directly to the doors of consumers in the US and Mexico. In addition to the monthly spirits, they offer exclusive content and interviews with producers. Single releases are also available in the Maguey Melate shop.