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Rezpiral Tobala – Tobaziche

Rezpiral Tobala – Tobaziche is made by Berta Vasquez, who is one of the more renowned female distillers in Oaxaca. It was a limited release from Rezpiral.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Rezpiral
Mezcalero:Berta Vasquez
Agave:Tobala, Tobaziche
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Chichicapam
ABV: 47.4%
Age of plant: 10-12 years
Website: https://rezpiral.com/
About this destilado de agave

Rezpiral Tobala – Tobaziche is an ensamble of agave Tobala (potatorum) and agave Tobaziche (karwinskii). This mezcal is made by famed mezcalera Berta Vasquez in San Baltazar Chichicapam, Oaxaca. Berta’s mezcal is featured in some of the best mezcalerias in Oaxaca City, and she’s widely known for her distilling. She crushes her cooked agave with a horse-drawn tahona, and distills in a copper alembique still.

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.

2 reviews

4 of out 5 stars


Tyler

Tyler

323 reviews
3 months ago

Nearly impossible to read the label but I’m pretty sure it was the same batch as described here given the artwork. Lots charred fruit, lime rind, plums, and black cherries. A bit hard to pick out the individual agave notes. Quite smoky overall but enjoyable because it tastes wild and handmade.

plantwave

plantwave

1 review
12 months ago

Series 3 – 2018:
Very delicious, very particular offering. Got some really wild notes on the nose immediately after opening: fermented jalapeño and cloves. The palette was deep, toasty pine nuts. Since it was so freshly bottled I let it sit a few weeks. Coming back to it now there’s more of a citric sweetness. Assuming this is the tobala coming out, balancing the tobaziche? Don’t necessarily prefer it this way as I’m a fan of earthy, fermenty flavors. Psyched to taste what continues to happen over time. Definitely grab if you can find it!

Series 3 – 2018:
Very delicious, very particular offering. Got some really wild notes on the nose immediately after opening: fermented jalapeño and cloves. The palette was deep, toasty pine nuts. Since it was so freshly bottled I let it sit a few weeks. Coming back to it now there’s more of a citric sweetness. Assuming this is the tobala coming out, balancing the tobaziche? Don’t necessarily prefer it this way as I’m a fan of earthy, fermenty flavors. Psyched to taste wh

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