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Real Minero Becuela

Real Minero Becuela is made with maguey becuela (Agave marmorata) in the community of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
Mezcalero:Edgar Angeles
Maguey:Becuela
Agave:Marmorata
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Aged in Glass
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 48.2%
Age of plant: 20 years
Batch size: Lot DARMBE-02: 45 liters
Website: https://realminero.com.mx/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Real Minero Becuela is made with maguey becuela (Agave marmorata) in the community of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. The maguey becuela is not commonly found in this region, and the maguey used in this mezcal took 20 years to reach maturity. The magueyes were mashed by hand and double distilled in clay pot stills. Batch DARMBE-02 was aged in glass for 1 year and 6 months before being bottled.

Real Minero Mezcal

Real Minero is considered by many to be one of the world's finest Mezcal producers. The family has been making mezcal for several generations in Santa Catarina Minas, and they're known both in Mexico and abroad for creating some of the best bottles available. All of their mezcal is made in small clay pot stills, and almost all of it is rested in glass for several months before bottling, giving the mezcal a much softer character. Outside of creating great spirits, they also have one of the largest and most diverse sustainable agave reforestation programs. With the help of the community, they've been able to rescue several agave varieties that were previously thought to be extinct. The ABV of each batch may vary slightly, so check your bottle for details.

Read more about our visit to the Real Minero Agave Nursery and Palenque Tour.

Listen to Graciela Angeles Carreño talk about her family's production on the Show De Vie Podcast: Ep 291 – Graciela Angeles Carreño – The Real Thing.

1 review

4.5 out of 5


Jonny

Jonny

488 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars13 hours ago

DARMBE-02. Sweet baby Jesus. So soft and velvety, yet with that classic marmorata spice and prickle. The nose is herbal, spicy, and creamy. It has notes of jalapeno, lavender, sage, and sweet cream. The palate has sweet bell peppers and jalapeno cream. This tastes like a sauce in which I’d want to smother a chicken enchilada.

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