NETA Madrecuixe (Soldout)

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The maguey known locally as Madrecuixe is a truly remarkable plant. In Miahuatlán, this particular Agave Karwinskii varietal includes the word “Mother” or “Madre” in its name because the plant is capable of crosspollinating (with the aid of bats, hummingbirds, and nocturnal moths), and producing seed that develops into very distinct varietals. Seed from the Miahuatlán Madrecuixe will often yield the varieties Verde or Cuixe Verde, Tobaziche, and Coyote. One can find agave that resemble Tobala, Americana, and Jabali varietals, all born of Madrecuixe seed. Often, the mezcaleros and growers find expressions that they themselves have never seen and cannot identify. This type of mixed outcome is so commonplace, that in order to ensure the reproduction of pure Madrecuixe, many maestros prefer to simply transplant the plantlets that propagate from the plants’ root system. However, growing from seed ensures strong and healthy plants while also maintaining the biodiversity for which Miahuatlán is so renowned. This 399 liter batch was made by the collective efforts of the mezcaleros of Grupo Logoche in Lachigüizo in October 2016, just before the Day of the Dead celebrations. Only fully mature, cultivated and semi-cultivated maguey was harvested by the community, keeping production as sustainable as possible and ensuring the continued existence of this beautiful maguey.

  • Grupo Productor Logoche

  • Madrecuixe ( A. Karwinskii Var.)
  • Logoche, Miahuitlan. Sierra Sur Oaxaca

  • Conical earthen oven

  • Native yeast in Montezuma cypress wood tanks

  • Double distillation in copper pot stills

  • 46.7° ALC

  • Lot MADLOG001

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