Mezcal Agaves Silvestres – Tepeztate

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Mezcal Agaves Silvestres – Tepeztate


Country Mexico
Region Oaxaca
Producer Espíritu Lauro


Spirit Type Mezcal
Other Features Vegan

100% Tepeztate agave, from 30 year old wild agave plants. Agave Tepeztate is possibly the most interesting of all agaves, as well as one of the rarest. It takes a very long time to mature, sometimes up to 25-35 years, and prefers to grow on steep grades in rocky soil. Its leaves are broad and wavy. It can often be found hanging horizontally from mountain cliffs. Tepeztate is truly a wild agave, however, due to the species’ increasing rarity and potential for endangerment, many producers are exploring the cultivation of Tepeztate seedlings in nurseries to be re-planted in the wild (i.e. semi-cultivated). The mezcal yielded by Tepeztate is often categorized as intensely vegetal, herbal, and earthy.  

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About the Producer

Espíritu Corsa began its journey in January 2010 with one goal: producing the best mezcal in México. The mezcals are made in San Agustin Amatengo (in the province of Oaxaca) following a traditional artisan process that is all natural and handcrafted, without any additives or artificial products.

This authentic and traditional handcrafted process includes:
* agaves are grown cultivated and wild
* agaves are hand shredded with machetes and cooked in earth ovens
* mashing process is done by using an animal traction mill wheel
* fermented 8 to 15 days in wooden barrels
* single distillation in copper stills
* bottled by hand

Espíritu Corsa produces three levels of mezcal: Buen Bicho, Santa Pedrera and Espíritu Lauro, the last including the Single Agave Series.

Espíritu Lauro



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