Del Amigo Mezcal (1 L) Espadin, Oaxaca (86 proof)
Item Number: 15683
Sub Region: Oaxaca
Appellation/AVA: Santiago Matatlan
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Espadín Agave
Type: Spirits - Mezcal
Bottle Size: 1 L
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 43
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Mezcalero: Enrique Jiménez
Harvest: Harvest follows the lunar cycle; agave is harvested during a full moon, believed to produce a more delicate mezcal.
Agave Source: Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca; "Capital Mundial Del Mezcal" – mezcal capital of the world
Agave: 100% Estate Espadín
Cooking Method: Roasted in a stone lined, earthen pit heated by locally sourced black oak. When the fire goes out and the stones are hot, the agave is piled in the pit and buried. The smoky agave piñas are ready after 5 days.
Crushing Method: Tahona (grinding stone)
Fermentation: Native yeast fermentation in pine vats; 8-12 days
Distillation: Twice distilled
Still Style: 500-liter, wood fired copper alembic pots
Water Source: Deep well
Tasting Notes: Del Amigo has aromas of roasted agave and clay. The taste is a mixture of sweet BBQ, spice, and fresh rain. It has a round mouthfeel and medium body with a clean finish and medium acidity.