Real Minero Espadin y Largo has notes of fresh green herbs, orange blossoms, and wet clay. The two different agave make this feel balanced and round.
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|Mezcalero:||Don Lorenzo Angeles, Edgar Angeles|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
|Age of plant:||10-14 years|
|Website:||https://realminero.com.mx, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Real Minero Espadin y Largo is an Ensamble of wild maguey Largo and cultivated maguey Espadin. This mezcal has been sold in Oaxaca for many years and is available in limited supply in the US and other markets. It’s traditionally produced in Santa Catarina Minas and it’s double-distilled in Real Minero’s signature clay pots. Both of the agave used in this mezcal are grown as part of Real Minero’s massive sustainability program.
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.