Maestro ‘Don Lupe’
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.
Artisanal / Mezcal Blanco
100% Agave / A. Tequilana
46.1% Alc.Vol. / 750mL
Aroma: Fresh, citric notes.
Flavors: Cooked agave and caramel.
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
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
Agave roasting pit
Manually with mallet
Natural. Oak wood vats
Traditional copper alembic
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.