Cupreata 375 mL – Federico Valentín Alva

$55.00

Mezcalero of June 2020

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 47.4%

DISTILLED BY: Federico Valentín Alva Ibáñez

CITY OF ORIGIN: San Nicolás Huajuapan 

AGAVE MATURITY: 12-14 years, cultivated

TIME IN EARTH OVEN: 7 days 

GRINDER METHOD: Electric Mill

FERMENTATION VAT TYPE: Plastic

FERMENTATION DURATION: 0 days natural, 14 days in VAT 

WATER SOURCE: Well

STILL TYPE: Copper

NUMBER OF DISTILLATIONS: 2

LITERS PRODUCED: 70, June 2020

22 in stock

SKU: FED-CUP-001 Category: Tags: ,

The selection:

Federico’s Ensamble feature in June of 2020 was a bigger hit than we expected. His Cupreata (aka Tobala Verde) and Tobala mezcal are great for those searching for something safe, friendly, and non-polarizing. Ultimately we chose to feature not one, but two, expressions from 95-year-old Don Fede because we want to offer the world his product while we still can. Truly a great value delicious mezcal, but perhaps even better as a special collector’s item.

Tasting notes:

Burnt wood light aroma, woody flavor. Medium explosion on the pallet, with a low complexity overall, but a softer flavor lingers for an extremely long time. Very thick texture – very minerally leading one to say it had a rock like flavor. It’s a toss up between his ensamble and Cupreata. The ensamble has more complexity, but the Cupreata has an insanely friendly flavor. Especially great for beginners who are a little more sensitive to ethanol flavors. 

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