Graciosa is a reflection of our love for the rainforest and the historic road that crosses it on its way from the mountains to the ocean. This expression is aged for 2 years in repurposed oak and finished for 18 months in castanheira do Pará (Brazil nut) barrels, lending it a vibrantly aromatic yet creamy disposition: starting with pecan and orchids on the nose, the palate morphs into cherry custard and finishes with pleasant notes of soft clove and anise.
Fermentation: 18 hours with wild yeast Distillation: copper pot still Barrels: repurposed oak + Brazil nut wood
Nose: pecan and orchids Palate: cherry custard Finish: clove and anise
Suggested cocktail: Daiquiri
THE GRACIOUS DAIQUIRI
2 oz Novo Fogo Graciosa Cachaça 1 oz lime juice 0.5 oz banana liqueur 0.5 oz simple syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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.