Real Minero Carne, Marteño was produced by mezcalero Edgar Angeles Carreño at the Real Minero palenque in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Aged in Glass, Ensamble
|Santa Catarina Minas
|Age of plant:
|DRMCAM-01: 46 bottles
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About this destilado de agave
Real Minero Carne, Marteño was produced by mezcalero Edgar Angeles Carreño at the Real Minero palenque in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. Batch DRMCAM-01 was 57% maguey Carne and 43% maguey Marteño. This is one of many small batch ensambles that maestro Edgar has produced since he took the helm of production at Real Minero. The inclusion of maguey Carne makes this an incredibly rare batch. Maguey Carne is extremely rare. We wrote about it when covering the Real Minero Agave Nursey in 2017.
Batch DRMCAM-01 was allocated to the Grand Spirits Bottle Shop in St. Louis, MO. To our knowledge, this is the first batch of mezcal to ever contain maguey Carne available in the US.
Real Minero (previously Mezcal Real Minero) is considered by many to be one of the world’s finest mezcal producers. The Angeles family has been making mezcal for several generations in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. 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.
In 2020, the brand began dropping the word “mezcal” from their labels. The term “traditional” replaces the CRM “ancestral” designation. Shortly thereafter, the brand officially parted ways with the certification process; all future releases will be labeled as “agave spirits” or something similar. Despite the label changes, nothing significant about their production process has changed over years.
- Real Minero agave nursery tour on Mezcal Reviews
- Real Minero palenque tour on Mezcal Reviews
- 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.