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Rezpiral Tepeztate

Rezpiral Tepeztate is part of the Series 3 release from Rezpiral, showcasing the mighty agave Tepeztate by Apolonio Ramirez and his family.

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Brand:Rezpiral Mezcal
Mezcalero:Apolonio Ramirez, Reina Sanchez
Distillation:Copper, Refrescador
Town:San Agustín Amatengo
ABV: 50%
Age of plant: 20-25 years
Release year: 2018
Website: https://rezpiral.com/
About this mezcal

Rezpiral Tepeztate can be made by two different producers. Check your bottle for details. One release is made by mezcalero Apolonio Ramirez in San Agustin Amatengo, Oaxaca. The agave Tepeztate used in this mezcal took 20-25 years to reach maturity. Once cooked, the agave was crushed by ox-drawn tahona and single distilled in a copper refrescadora still. The other release 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.

Rezpiral Mezcal

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.

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