Cupreata 375 mL – Federico Valentín Alva
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
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.
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.