Maestro ‘Don Lupe’

Guadalupe Pérez

First generation of mezcaleros.
~ 20 years of experience in artisanal mezcal production.
Don Lupe also works with ‘ancho’, but notably has a superb ‘aged in glass’ mezcal blend of 2 & sometimes 3 agaves.

Maguey ‘Azul’


Artisanal / Mezcal Blanco

100% Agave / A. Tequilana

46.1% Alc.Vol. / 750mL

Limited production

Aromas: Fresh, citric notes.

Flavors: Cooked agave and caramel.

Tzitzio,

Michoacán

Located in the western slopes of the Sierra Madre Occidental, southwest Mexico.

19.59°N 100.93°W –  1543 meters above sea level

Temp.: NH 27.4° (max. 37.6°), Avg 20.4°, NL 13.5° (min. 7.1°)

Precipitation: 1410 mm

‘Vinata’

Common name for an artisanal mezcal facility in Michoacán. Vinata comes from ‘vino mezcal’ (mezcal wine). Don Lupe’s vinata has a spectacular location.  

Yearly production under ~ 12,000 L

PRODUCTION PROCESS

COOKING

Agave roasting pit

MILLING

Manually with mallet 

FERMENTATION

Natural. Oak wood vats

DISTILLATION

Traditional copper alembic

Maguey 'Azul'

Agave tequilana

The most extensively planted and harvested agave in the world, mainly used for tequila & mezcal production, increasingly also for agave syrup.

Yields ~ 1L of mezcal per 10 kgs of Agave, ~ 6 to 8 years life cycle / maturity.

 

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ESPADÍN

VERDE

CENIZO

ANCHO

TOBALÁ

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