NOVO FOGO Barrel Aged 750ml, 40% Alcohol
Novo Fogo ages its organic cachaça distillate in 53-gallon American oak bourbon barrels that have been taken apart, sanded, and re-toasted. The 2-3 year process takes place in the heat and humidity of our home in the Atlantic Rainforest. The result? Banana bread, with notes of chocolate, cinnamon bark, and coffee. Nuances of pepper remain, but the cachaça’s time spent in wood changes its spiciness from fresh red pepper to toasty black pepper.
Novo Fogo cultivates sugarcane organically and produces Novo Fogo Cachaças using sustainable methods. A thoughtful, gentle approach is better for the earth and it’s better for the cachaça in your glass.
Sustainability Certification and Criteria:
- Novo Fogo Cachaça is 100% USDA-certified organic and sustainably produced.
- The distillery is a zero-waste facility. All the byproducts from making cachaça are recycled and reused in some way.
- Gravity moves liquid from room to room in the distillery instead of motorized pumps that would disturb our jungle neighbors.
- The Novo Fogo team plants trees! Novo Fogo supports a reforestation project in the jungle around our town of Morretes, where they plant native and endangered trees.
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. The 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. The healthy, estate-grown sugarcane reflects this pure rainforest environment, which is why Novo Fogo processes 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.