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Rezpiral Tepeztate – Reina Sanchez

Rezpiral Tepeztate is part of the Series 3 release from Rezpiral. The producer, Reina Sanchez, is well-known in the region.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Rezpiral
Mezcalero:Reina Sanchez
Agave:Tepeztate
Distillation:Copper, Refrescador
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Agustín Amatengo
ABV:50%
Age of plant:20-25 years
Website:https://rezpiral.com/
About this destilado de agave

Rezpiral Tepeztate is made by Reina Sanchez in San Luis Amatlan. She makes her mezcal with agave that were cooked in a pit oven, mashed by hand with mallets, and double distilled in a copper still.

2018, series #3: A curated collection of eleven agave spirits crafted from four independent artisan maestros collaborating with the project. Labels in this series are hand drawn as before, and individually silk-screened labels, some with multiple colors.

2019, series #4, first release: A hand-selected selection of fifteen beautifully complex artisanal small batch agave spirits – by Abel Martinez of Santo Domingo Albarradas, Berta & Mario Vasquez of San Baltazar Chichicapam, Aureliano Hernandez of San Baltazar Guelevila, Reina Sanchez of San Luis Amatlan, Leonardo of San Baltazar Guelevila, and Simeon & Apolonio Ramirez of San Agustin Amatengo. Labels in this series were printed on a handful of colored fiber papers including amate (shown below presenting Berta’s ensamble).

Rezpiral

Rezpiral brings selections of high-quality traditional small-batch (non-certified) Mezcals into a handful of places in the USA. At the core of the project is the embrace of an ethos that aims to respect and support the multi-generational knowledge, independence, flavors, lands, and ways of each mezcalero family.

Rezpiral’s small scale allows for the advocacy of diversity on different levels, from supporting the autonomy of producers & their continued production of artisanal mezcals to the preservation of local land control. Rezpiral actively supports master artisan’s proactive planting and management of agave; recollecting and incubating seeds, transplanting and farming diverse species of endemic agave in sustainable ways. Rezpiral directs 10% of earnings back into supporting artisans farming.

Rezpiral has a regional greenhouse to support independent small scale mezcaleros in cultivating and reforesting their lands with local endangered wild agave varietals. They also are highly focused on a cultural and conservation residency program.

1 review

3 of out 5 stars


Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

102 reviews
10 months ago

I don’t know how to say this other than you can taste he age of the agave in this one.

Series 3, from 2018

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