Sugarcane from Southern Brazil, this silver cachaça proves that terroir matters. The aroma of bananas immediately present, followed by pleasantly floral rainforest notes that shine through the spirit. Sea salt balances the cachaca’s tropicality, adding a savory quality and settling the overall impression to a mouth-watering sweet red pepper. This cachaça is rested in chemically-inert stainless steel tanks for one year to smoothen it without changing its flavor.
Cachaça is Brazil’s national distilled spirit made, from freshly-pressed sugarcane juice. Cachaça is 500 years old; it is an older spirit and larger category than rum. Since it’s distilled from a fresh plant, terroir matters.
The terroir of the coastal Atlantic Rainforest makes Novo Fogo cachaça unique. Our home is a little town called Morretes (mo-HEH-tes), in the middle of the largest patch of protected jungle in southern Brazil. The air is clean and fragrant with tropical fruits, flowers, and the salty sea breeze. Our healthy, estate-grown sugarcane reflects this pure rainforest environment, which is why we process the cane minimally to preserve its flavor. When you open a bottle of Novo Fogo, you can smell and taste the natural wonders of southern Brazil.