Cachaça news: Porto Morretes wins best cachaça award 2015-’16

Cupula da Cachaça is a bi-annual independent ranking of the best 50 cachaças in Brazil. A list of 50 cachaças selected by the public is tasted and tested blind by a jury of people who know their ‘pinga’. A hard and dirty job indeed. Any volunteers?

Two years ago, the Vale Verde 12 years old won the award of best cachaça. Vale Verde 12 was once again amongst the 50 selected cachaças this year (together wit hits younger sibling the Vale Verde 3 years old).

Last night the jury reached its verdict. So we hereby present you the 40 best cachaças for 2015-2016.

  1. Porto Morretes Premium – 3 years old in oak wood
  2. Reserva do Gerente Carvalho – 5 yo oak wood
  3. Companheira Extra Premium – 8 yo oak wood
  4. Sanhaçu Umburana – 2 yo umburana wood
  5. Reserva 51 – 3 yo oak wood
  6. Leblon Signature Merlet – 2 yo French oak
  7. Porto Morretes Tradição – 6 yo oak
  8. Weber Haus Extra Premium Lote 48 – 5 years in oak + 1 year balsamo
  9. Da Tulha Carvalho – 3 yo oak
  10. Anísio Santiago/ Havana – 8 yo balsamo
  11. Harmonie Schnaps Extra Premium – 10 yo oak
  12. Vale Verde – 12 yo oak
  13. Cedro do Líbano – 1 yo white oak
  14. Germana Heritage – 8 years oak + 2 years balsamo
  15. Magnífica Reserva Soleira – 3 yo oak
  16. Dona Beja Extra Premium – 12 yo French and Portuguese oak
  17. Mazzaropi Carvalho Francês – 18 months French oak
  18. Bento Albino Extra Premium – 6 yo oak
  19. Havaninha – 6 yo balsamo
  20. Canarinha – 2 yo balsamo
  21. Casa Bucco Ouro – 6 you oak + balsamo
  22. Reserva do Nosco Ouro – 4 yo French oak
  23. Áurea Custódio – 3 yo oak
  24. Canabella Ouro – 2 years jequitiba + 1 year castanheira + 6 months umburana
  25. Weber Haus Amburana – 1 year umburana
  26. Weber Haus Premium Carvalho Cabriúva – 1 year oak + 1 year balsamo
  27. Werneck Ouro – 2 yo oak
  28. Magnífica Carvalho – 2 yo oak
  29. Maria Izabel Carvalho – 1 yo oak
  30. Santo Grau PX – american oak solera matured
  31. Da Quinta Amburana – 1 yo umburana
  32. Indaiazinha – 8 yo balsamo
  33. Engenho Pequeno – 2 yo jequitiba
  34. Espírito de Minas – 2 yo oak + jequitiba
  35. Vale Verde Extra Premium – 3 yo oak
  36. Sebastiana Castanheira – 1 yo castanheira
  37. Claudionor – 1 yo umburana
  38. Reserva do Nosco Prata – unaged
  39. Werneck Safira Régia – 3 yo oak
  40. Sapucaia Reserva da Família – 10 yo oak

 

So what can we learn from this year’s Cupula?

First of all…age doens’t matter, with the over all winner being only 3 years old.

Second: oak still does the trick, with 8 cachaças in the top 10 matured in oak.

Third: maturation counts, with only 1 unaged cachaça in the top 50

Fourth: Minas Gerais is loosing its status as cachaça heartland, with only 2 cachaças in the top 10. Parana takes over with two out of three cachaças in the top-3 !

Fifth: we still have a lot to taste here at the Sugarcane Collection; having tasted only 6 cachaças from the top-50. Time to hunt us down a sponsor !!

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Posted on 28 January 2016, in Cachaça, Geen categorie and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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