Mezcales de Leyenda San Luis Potosi Mezcal, 750ML
Leyenda San Luis Potosi is made with agave Salmiana, which is one of the few agave tough enough to survive in the rocky and arid lands of the central Potosino plateau. This agave is also known as agave Verde in San Luis Potosi, and it has a very unique flavor profile. It’s a huge agave that takes 7-10 years to reach maturity. The maestro mezcalero, Juan Jose Hernandez, comes from a long line of mezcal producers who have been producing at the hacienda where this mezcal is made for over 100 years. The agave for this mezcal are cooked for 48 hours in a clay oven that is traditional in this region. The agave is then milled and fermented with naturally occurring airborne yeasts for five days. Once fermented, it is distilled in a copper still.
MEZCALERO: Juan Jose Hernandez
DISTILLATION: Double distilled in Copper
REGION: San Luis Potosí
VILLAGE: Santa Isabel
ALCOHOL: 42% ABV
OVEN: Conic Oven
FERMENTATION: Natural Airborne Yeasts
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:
Mezcales de Leyenda believes they can improve some of the most marginalized communities in Mexico. They implement the best fair trade practices where they work, and they have many efforts in agave sustainability. Their mezcals come from the different mezcal-producing states. They also have some special edition, small-batch mezcals.
by Mezcal Reviews