Maestro Vinatero: Maximino Cruz
Region: A.Z. Mezquital, Durango
Water Source: Spring
Tepemete is a small wild Agave angustifolia that grows in the mountainous regions of the area, and is similar to the Agave known as Chacaleno in nearby regions and to the original angustifolias of Sonora. The word “tepe” means mountain and the word “mete” coming from “metl” (Agave) in the Nahuatl language. As tepemete is relatively small and quite sparse, the batches are generally small and few and far between.