Origen Raiz Mezcal Madrecuishe, Oaxaca (96 proof)

Origen Raiz Mezcal Madrecuishe, Oaxaca (96 proof)

Item Number: 17307

UPC: 7-500462431488

Country: Mexico
Region: Oaxaca
Sub Region: Oaxaca
Appellation/AVA: Santiago Matatlan
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Madrecuishe Agave
Type: Spirits - Mezcal
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 48

The Origen Raíz Madrechuise is the first in a series of expressions from the Valles Centrales region of Oaxaca. Guided by Don Valentín Cortés' family tradition and his own inspiration, each will be a unique release made at his home palenque in Santiago Matatlán.

Agave: Madrecuishe
Mezcalero: Don Valentín Cortés
Roast: Conical earthen pit; black oak
Crushing Method: Tahona wheel
Fermentation: Pine vats; wild yeast; with bagasso ( cooked and pulped agave fibers)
Still Style: Alembic copper
Distillation: Double distilled

About Madrecuishe: Madrecuishe, sub-species of agave Karwinskii, is endemic to Oaxaca, meaning this wild agave cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This unique agave has been used for drink and food for hundreds of years and is renowned for its flavor. The Karwinskii species grows vertically, producing a skinny and long piña. Madrecuishe gets its suffix “madre” because of its potential to cross-pollinate with a number of different agave plants and produce seeds that develop into very distinct varieties.

Tasting Notes: The Origen Raíz Madrecuishe shows notes of toasted cedar mixed with raspberry shrub. The palate consists of charred green beans, tarragon and roasted agave flavors. The texture is bold and oily with spice and a long finish.