Rezpiral Tobala with Frutas from Aureliano Hernandez is produced in the community of San Baltazar Guélavila.
Rezpiral Tobala with Frutas – Aureliano Hernandez
|Rating:||(3 reviews) - Write a review|
|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||San Baltazar Guélavila|
|Age of plant:||10 years|
|Website:||https://rezpiral.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Rezpiral Tobala with Frutas from Aureliano Hernandez is produced in the community of San Baltazar Guélavila. Mezcalero Aureliano Hernandez crushes his cooked agave with a horse drawn tahona and he double distills his mezcal in a copper alembic still.
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.
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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Rested in bottles 3 years now, this drinks great. Side of the tongue bitter edge initially and then a soft hug from abuela to round out a copita full of delicious.
Multiple years in now, this bottle rested batch is tasting great. A slight edge as described from Tyler 2 yrs ago still exists but the soft pillow mouthfeel settles across the tongue like a hug from your favorite abuela. So. Good. Glad we have multiple bottles at Tortuga y Chango in Atlanta.
Did not realize this was Tobala the first time I tried it – figured it was Espadin. There is a burnt cedar flavor that sticks out. The fruitiness is present but not dominating. Nice mouthfeel. Overall enjoyable but I think it would be more interesting if the burnt notes were a bit more subdued.