Bright citrus fruit, spicy black pepper, full, round and creamy on the palate.
The town of Santiago Matatlán, about 45 minutes south east of the capital, Oaxaca de Juárez, in the Valles Centrales region, is widely known as the epicenter for traditional mezcal production. Many communities in Oaxaca are known for an art or craft that is unique and specialized to that village. In Santiago Matatlán, it is mezcal that they are known and celebrated for and have been for generations. The Espadín agave used by brothers-in-law Valentín Cortés and Gregorio Martínez grows at an elevation of 5,500-5,900 feet in a small mountain canyon rich with biodiversity. Among stunning vistas, the Espadín for this mezcal is cultivated alongside wild outcrops of Tepeztate, Tobalá and Coyote agaves.
Tasting Notes Sparkling grapefruit and citrus aromatics with wet stone and electricity. The palate has a rich and creamy mouth-feel, savory butterscotch and herbs with a long and complex finish.