Santo Domingo Albarradas

Albarradas has a high light nose with lots of citrus overtones. A bit of roasted pear too. Lots of tropical fruit on the tongue, spicy and woody with a clean dry finish. Santo Domingo Albarradas is located in the Mixe (pronounced Mee-Hay) region south of Oaxaca. The Mixe is a high altitude tropical zone closely resembling parts of Hawaii. Tropical plants and fruits grow here beside rushing mountain streams. Cool gray mists blow through the valleys and pine trees also grow nearby. The water here is spectacular! Espiridion Morales Luis and his son Juan are our Palenqueros. Espiridion has been making Mezcal since the Fifties. He is soft spoken and sincere which reflects in the honesty of his mezcal.

 

Production Notes

  • Village: Santo Domingo Albarradas
  • Palenquero: Espiridion Morales Luis
  • State: Oaxaca
  • Region: Sierra Norte
  • Maguey: Espadin
  • Agave Species: Angustolia Haw
  • Age of Maguey: 8-10 years
  • Elevation: 1480 M (4855 feet)
  • Roast Duration: 4-8 days
  • Type of Wood: Oak
  • Milling: Wheel, Horse
  • Size of Tinas: 2300 L
  • Fermentation Duration: 10-12 days
  • Water Source: Spring
  • Still Type: Copper
  • Still Size: 300-320 L
  • Vol Ordinario per Tina: 300-320 L
  • ABV of Mezcal: 48%
  • Vol Mezcal Produced per tina: 160-200 L
Santo Domingo Albarradas

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