Avuá Prata Cachaça
Avuá // Rio de Janeiro (state), Brazil
One of Brazil’s only female cachaça distillers, Katia Espírito Santo, oversees a sustainable distillation process that begins with the sugarcane that’s grown without pesticides and hand-harvested at her farm, Fazenda da Quinta in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The cane is crushed by a spring-fed water wheel and the fermented juice is distilled in copper pot stills. Avuá Cachaça Prata is rested in stainless steel tanks for six months before being hand-bottled.
CachaçaProduced in Brazil. Distilled from sugarcane juice. If aged, at least 50% of product must be at least 1 year old. The types of barrels used are not specified, but often utilize Brazilian wood. Up to 6 grams of sugar per liter may be added.
"On the nose, the Prata is floral and vegetal, with a distinctly bready character and citrus notes. The earthy palate offers sugarcane, lime and grassy notes over cachaça’s signature funk, which is not as assertive in the Prata as many other releases in the category. The finish is crisp and dry, with more citrus, grass and spice."