La Tierra de Acre Mezcal Tepeztate is a uniquely complex and eccentric product. The agave is harvested from the wild at ~25 years old and the abundance of flavors absorbed over the plants long life are reflected in the final product. It contains floral, herbal and root aromas, medium on the nose with the fresh flavor of sweet and citric notes.
90 Proof (ABV 45%)
MEZCALERO | VILLAGE | REGION
Honorato Cruz, Santa Ana del Rio, Oaxaca, Mexico
AGE OF AGAVE | MiILLING | STILL
25-30 Years, Tahona (Stone), Copper
The agave feeds off of the ground and the sun, soaking in the rich nutrients from the land around it. The type of soil, altitude, humidity, sun exposure, and geography all leave their mark on the plant, making each agave is a unique reflection of its surroundings.
In order for agave to make its ultimate transformation to mezcal, the agave is crushed into fibers and water is added to begin the fermentation process. We only uses natural spring water from the flowing streams of the surrounding mountainsides.
Without love, there is no mezcal. Each step of the process, from the time the agave seed is planted until the last sip is enjoyed, must be treated with care and respect. As you drink our Mezcal, we ask that you show the spirit the same love and respect as those that created it.
La Tierra de Acre Mezcal
We set out to source the best small-batch Mezcaleros, who for generations have been sustainably perfecting their craft throughout the best mezcal producing regions of Mexico and share their creations
with our guests at the Acre Baja resort, a lush sanctuary set on 25 acres of abundant greenery tucked away in the foothills of San Jose del Cabo.
The result is a collection of four award-winning mezcals showcasing the versatility and the beauty of the agave plant. Handcrafted in Oaxaca and Durango, Mexico, every bottle of La Tierra de Acre Mezcal is an
uncompromising reflection of the creator's heritage and the land from which they came. La Tierra de Acre Mezcal is an excuse to gather, catch up with old friends, and meet new ones. La Tierra de Acre Mezcal was made to be shared, and we are delighted to be sharing this beautiful selection of mezcals with YOU!
Share, sip, savor, and repeat.
We exclusively works with small-batch, multi-generational family Mezcaleros in Durango and Oaxaca who focus on sustainability and the heritage of the craft above all else. We currently work with two amazing mezcaleros and their families who have been sustainably living off of the agave plant for four generations using the same artisanal and ancestral methods that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Before taking over the family mezcal business, Jorge went to college in the U.S. to study business and returned home with a clear vision on how to grow the family's production without losing its authenticity and sustainability.
The wild Cenizo agave, which grows in abundance throughout the Durango region, has sustained the Burciaga family for decades, yet it's their stringent production methods that has led to their continued success and now, our award-winning Cenizo Mezcal.
Jorge mainly uses traditional production methods using natural spring water and manual crushing (Axe) of the roasted agave. This extremely labor intensive step (that most skip) allows for uniformity in the size of the agave fibers and a balanced fermentation process leading to a more consistent product.
To minimize his environmental impact, Jorge repurposes the waste of his mezcal production into adobe bricks which are then donated to the town for buildings and other structures.
Honorato Cruz and his family hail from the 500-person indigenous Zapotec village of Santa Ana del Río, Oaxaca where nearly every member of this town has worked with agave, building an encyclopedic knowledge of mezcal production passed down through the generations.
Along with his brothers, Honorato Cruz crafts his mezcal using only traditional methods and the highest quality agave.
To ensure the sustainability of the more rare Tobalá and Tepeztate agave plants, Honorato allows 50% of the plants to reach full maturity in order to be pollinated by the local bat population. The unorthodox process fosters biodiversity and ensures a future abundance of the plant.
• Medium nose, soft on the palate with a touch of fresh sweetness
• Like a sultry summer day in a tropical paradise.
• A reminder of pleasure with notes of chocolate and tobacco
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