Siembra Metl Cenizo Mezcal
Siembra Metl // Michoacan, Mexico
Oaxaca is synonymous with mezcal but it should not overshadow what's being done in other states such as Michoacan. A spirit as expressive of terroir as mezcal makes these “particulars” quite compelling. Produced using the rare agave cenizo in the “method ancestral”, this mezcal is distilled in both oyamel and pine wood stills. Up until certification, everything is measured purely by the senses and instincts of Maestro Mezcalero Don Jose Emilio Vieyra Rangel and his son Emilio Vieyra. In other words made exactly as it would have been over 400 years ago.
Mezcal JovenA spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
"The oxymoron descriptor of "dirty and fresh" seems to best sum up this mezcal. The nose is soft and citrus-y with notes of ash, marjoram, and a hint of terra cotta. The palate follows suit with more citrus, dried herbs and mastica, with a long, slightly savory but very mineral-like finish. This mezcal definitely leans into the more exotic and esoteric side of mezcal and is undeniably complex and seductive with its myriad layers of flavors."