Neta Nov 2021 Espadin Capon Mezcal


Born in 2004, Juan Vásquez is one of the youngest producers we work with in Logoche. Over the last number of years, Juan has been working under the guidance of his father, Florencio, and aunt and uncle Paula Aquino and Hermógenes Vásquez. He has only recently begun to make his own batches, from harvest to distillation and composition, but his superb tutelage is evident in the quality of everything he has made to date. This batch was made with 100% capón agave harvested from a hilly parcel of red, white, and rocky parcel of family land. Approximately 900kg of two-year capón wild Bicuixe plants and nearly equal weight of one-year capón Espadín were harvested in the days surrounding the full moon of late September 2021, and crafted into 200L of a sweet, savory, and complex batch typical of the region. We selected this field blend not only because it is a fantastic representation of the craft and terruño of the region, but also to encourage and support the young producers of Logoche.

Maguey(es): Bicuixe capón -two year- (Agave karwinskii var.) and Espadín capón -one year (Agave angustifolia var.)

Provenance of the maguey: Homegrown Espadín and wild Bicuixe harvested from family land

Producer: Juan Vásquez Jimenez

Region: Logoche, Miahuatlán

Soil type: rocky white and red tierra cascajo

Rest time after harvest: 12 days

Oven: Conical earthen pit; days with mesquite, guamuchil, and other local hard woods

Rest time after oven: eight days

Maceration: Machete and shredder

Fermentation: Native yeasts; two 1200L Montezuma cypress sabino wood tanks

Dry fermentation time: 48 hours

Wet fermentation time: 12 days

Distillation: 2x in copper pot stills

Final composition: Heads, hearts, and tails

Batch size: 200L

Date of distillation: November 2021

ABV: 47.2%

Bottle Size: 750ml
ABV: 47.9%

Review - Neta Nov 2021 Espadin Capon Mezcal

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