Siembra Metl Quiote from Jorge Perez is made with maguey Alto and the addition of lemongrass during distillation.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Siembra Metl Mezcal
|Rio de Parras
|Lot 1: 170 liters
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About this destilado de agave
Siembra Metl Quiote from Jorge Perez is made with Alto maguey, however, it’s not your standard Alto production, where the entire giant piña is used (and still only yields about six liters). This spirit was made using the quiote and mezonte of the agaves. The producer let the agaves reach maturity so deeply that they began to surge their starches to the center of the plant, and then up the growing quiote stalk. Letting the quiote begin to sprout centralizes those starches in the heart of the piña, called the mezonte, and the bottom half of the quiote stalk. This expression features those parts of the mature plant and the unique aromas and flavors that only those sections can provide. Jorge’s production is generally lactic, and this spirit is distilled with lemongrass inside the still. The inclusion of lemongrass adds a citric and herbaceous counterpoint to his lactic style, but it’s a distinctly “Jorge” spirit.
Siembra Metl Mezcal
Siembra Metl Don Mateo is mostly produced by Emilio Vieyra in Pino Bonito, Michoacán. Emilio’s distilling practices go back 5 generations. The Vieyra family cultivates their agaves and produces their spirit between the Rio Balsas basin and the Eje Neo-volcanico de la Sierra Madre del Sur. The fields are at an average of 7,500 ft and the Vinata where the spirit is roasted, macerated, fermented, and distilled sits at 7,000 ft. Check your bottle for details as they tend to vary slightly from batch to batch. The Siembra Metl brand also features some rare special edition releases from other producers, and they bottle tequila under the renowned Siembra Azul and Siembra Valles labels.