Del Maguey Wild Tepextate Mezcal

Wild Tepextate from Del Maguey’s Vino de Mezcal series is an award-winning mezcal made from maguey Tepextate. This rare wild agave that grows at high altitude almost vertically out of rocky mountain sides makes for a mezcal with a lighter body.
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Del Maguey, Single Village Mezcal was founded in 1995 by Ron Cooper, who wanted to introduce the world to previously unavailable artisanal mezcal produced the original handcrafted way. Through deep relationships with indigenous producers in Oaxaca and Puebla, Mexico, Del Maguey protects and preserves the ancient production processes that have been passed down for generations. These traditional methods, combined with the diverse micro-climates and terroir of Mexico, give each creation its own unique, rich, sweet and smoky character that celebrates the art of each family producer. Every product in the brand’s range is made by individual family palenques. The brand has been part of the portfolio of the international spirits company Pernod Ricard since 2017.

The expressions in the Del Maguey, Vino de Mezcal Series are hand selected by the founder, Ron Cooper. They are produced in very limited quantities from select wild and cultivated varietals. Before the notion of mezcal or tequila as spirits categories, agave based spirits from anywhere in Mexico were traditionally referred to as vino de mezcal. The first mention of tequila as a beverage is in the town of Tequila’s tax record of 1873, which contains an entry showing that three barrels of mezcal wine from the region of Tequila were sent to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Wild Tepextate from Del Maguey’s Vino de Mezcal series is made from 100% wild maguey Tepextate. This rare wild agave has very broad twisted leaves about eight to ten inches wide and grows at high altitude almost vertically out of rocky mountain sides. After growing for 18–25 years, the magueys are harvested and roasted for 15 days, and then milled in a horse-pulled mill. After 5–7 days of fermentation, the liquid is distilled in a copper still. This expression is produced by Rogelio Martinez Cruz and Leopoldino Miranda in the village of Santa Maria Albarradas.

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Proof 90 (45% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Del Maguey
Size 750mL
Tepextate has a lighter body with a bright candied fruit nose of banana taffy and spun sugar. The sweetness carries onto the palate with notes of passion fruit and marzipan. A light cinnamon note of canela lies in the background with floral notes of honeysuckle.
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