The Cupreata agave, known as maguey Papalote in the state of Guerrero, grows wild on the mountain slopes of the Rio Balsas basin. The harvesting of this agave is extremely difficult due to the altitude of the steep slopes where it is found. Cupreata from Guerrero presents a profile starting with sweet floral notes, followed by the aroma of wet earth and subtle minerality, reminiscent of an approaching storm. Cupreata is a subspecies of Papalote.
This mezcal rounds out the exceptional character of the
Papalote agave itself. The floral sweetness that presents
itself on the palate is complimented by the aroma of wet
earth on the nose followed by a complex sweet citrus finish, which balances it out excellently.
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