Tohue Tohue is produced in the state of Guerrero using 100% wild agave Cupreata. After the agaves reach maturity, the quiotes (stalks) are cut off and the plants are left to grow 3 additional years.
Tohue Tohue Wild Cupreata
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|Brand:||Tohue Tohue Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Rosalino Lopez Vicario|
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About this mezcal
Tohue Tohue is produced by mezcalero Rosalino “Don Lino” Lopez Vicario in the municipality of Eduardo Neri in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the state of Guerrero using 100% wild agave Cupreata. Don Lino follows makes his mezcal using the local traditions passed to him from generation to generation. In this region of Guerrero, after reaching maturity the agave quiotes (stalks) chopped off and the plants are left to grow 3 additional years. These wild agave Cupreata grow at around 1500 meters above sea level and reaches maturity between 12-20 years. The pit ovens are located in the mountains where the agaves are harvested and cooked in that location. After cooking, the agaves are brought down to the palenque, milled, and then placed in pine vats to ferment before being distilled in copper pots.
On the nose there are notes of fruit together with lactic and leather hints. It is crisp in the mouth, fresh, sweet and earthy with a slight kick in the back of the palate.
Tohue Tohue Mezcal
Tohue Tohue is more than mezcal; it is a social project that proposes a new and innovative way of rescuing the artisanal work of the state of Guerrero through mezcal by including in the production chain other economic activities from the region. Tohue Tohue represents the diverse artisans in the region which operate directly in one of the most marginalized states in the country where the majority of the population speaks only Nahuatl. The motivation and resilience of the people from this region gave the name to this brand which means “Moving Forward” in Nahuatl.
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Interesting! There’s quite a bit going on here. Aromas of sour apples, distilled vinegar, blue cheese, more blue cheese, raw okra, and sweet corn. The palate has notes of sourdough, yogurt, brie cheese, roast beef, and boiled white onions. Dry, cheesy finish. There’s really no shortage of flavor on this, especially if you like cheese.
A very unique Guerrero mezcal that opens with strong lactic notes like sourdough bread, pilsner beer, and greek yogurt. The finish is sweet and reminds me of key lime pie. It is very different from other agave Cupreata mezcals but a must try if you see it. Lote LM07.