Rey Campero Tepextate + Pulquero is a one-off field blend from maestro mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada in Candelaria Yegole, Oaxaca.
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|Brand:||Rey Campero Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Romulo Sanchez Parada|
|Age of plant:||15-18 years|
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About this mezcal
Rey Campero Tepextate + Pulquero is a single batch of roughly 264 bottles. It was distilled in October 2017 and rested in glass for 30 months before being bottled. The maguey Tepextate (Agave Marmorata) and Pulquero (Agave Atrovirens) used in this mezcal became more mellowed and harmonious over this time resting. This is one of the first batches to come out of Oaxaca where maguey Pulquero has been assigned the name scientific name Atrovirens. The Tepextate in this region take approximately 18 years to mature and the Pulquero take about 15 years to mature. The agave were cooked together, milled together, fermented together, and then distilled in copper pot stills.
Rey Campero Mezcal
Rey Campero represents the culture, tradition and art of Candelaria Yegolé, a small town in the Southern Highlands of Oaxaca, with a fertile ground on its slopes and canyons. It represents a people dedicated to the production of artisanal Mezcal, so one of its principles is to help producers of maguey, by creating job opportunities, but especially in finding markets for the best Mezcal. Rey Campero, means "King of the Countryside" and it was founded by the maestro mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada. Romulo learned how to make mezcal from his father, and he worked in the palenque until age 20. He lived and worked for several years in North Carolina while in his 20s before returning to Oaxaca in 2003. Each lot may vary slightly, so check your bottle for specific details about ABV.