Ginga da Terra Grapia Wood
The Cachaça: Ginga da Terra
ABV: not indicated
Region: Santa Cruz da Conseção – São Paulo
Bottled: july 13th 2015 – handfilled at the distillery during a visit
Matured in: Grapia Wood
This is our very first cachaça matured in Grapia wood, a.k.a. Brazilian Gold Wood or Apuleia Leiocarpa. The wood is often used to make hardwood floors, almost as hard as bangkirai wood. Grapia lowers the acidity and alcohol level of the cachaça, making it smoother to drink.
The Nose: very floral aromas for a cachaça, white flowers, lily of the valley. Loads of sweet summer honey and even some cognac-like notes too. Very rich and yet subtle; and a truely elegant nose ! If I would just rate this cachaça on the nose, it would get a 19/20. Love it !
The Taste: Sweet herbal taste, with the fresh sugarcane juice coming through now. THis is in fact a rather strange cachaça. Normally you have this rather vegetal cane notes in the nose, and less in the mouth; but here it’s almost absent in the nose and very present in the taste. Powerful with subtle hints of black pepper. A fresh taste evolving towards verbena; and those hard fruity candies.
The Finish: Sweet and warming, with again that velvet honey. The wood influence is subtle without ever getting bitter. A rather long finish that slowly fades away.
Our Score: **** Excellent cachaça indeed !
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