The quality of the cachaça begins in the
sugar plantation. The production process of the cachaça Rainha do
Vale starts with the careful selection of the cane species, in order
to provide a good and healthy sugar juice. Our sugar plantation is
formed by cane species appropriate to our ground, climate, and
height. The cane species were selected under the orientation of the
Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Federal university of Viçosa), with
the objective of providing high-quality raw material. We choose cane
species resistant to the most common diseases. Then we do not need
to use agrochemical in our cane plantation.
The cane must be harvested at the right
point of growth, so we choose three different species of cane: the
first is cut in May, the second is cut in July, and the third is cut
in September. During all the harvest time, that lasts from May to
November in our region, we have cane in its best point of growth.
The harvesting is made without burning. The fresh cane is ground
just after being cut. This perfect synchrony results in a product of
high quality. All the cane used is produced on our farm.
The fermentation is one of the most important moments for the art of
making a good cachaça. It is in the fermentation that occurs the
transformation of the sugar in alcohol, in a natural biological
process, for we do not put any kind of additive. We just make use of
sugar juice and corn meal (the corn is planted on the farm, without
the use of agrochemical or chemical products for the conservation).
The environment where the fermentation happens is clean, ventilated
The distillation of the cachaça Rainha do Vale, as all the other
stages, is made with accuracy and quality. During all the slow and
meticulous process of distillation, the temperature is maintained
constant. The warmth is provided by the boiler. Made in copper
alembic, cooled by cold water come directly from the mine, the
cachaça Rainha do Vale condenses, descending slowly and becoming an
unique cachaça. During the distillation, the head and the tale are
separate and eliminated. Then, the heart, which is the good part to
be aged and drunk, is collected.
Afterwards, the heart is stored, in order to be aged, and the
rum is separated into different lots for aging, and that part is
stored in oak barrels for two years, resulting in Cachaça Rainha do
Vale Gold, which is yellow and alcohol content of 45%.
Another part is stored in Jequitibá barrels for a year, resulting in
Cachaça Rainha do Vale Classic that has coloration gold clear and
alcohol content of 45%. The jequitibá is the most neutral wood, in
terms of transmission of aroma, flavour and colour for the cachaça.
For this reason, the cachaça Rainha do Vale has the light goldish
colour, its unique flavour and aroma, alcohol content of 46%.
And finally, another part is stored in inox stainless barrels for
six months, resulting in Cachaça Rainha do Vale Silver that has
color of crystalline water and alcohol content of 40%. The stainless
inox barrels not transmit aroma, taste or color for the rum. So the
Cachaca stored there is very pure to drink and is also ideal for the
preparation of drinks (caipirinha for example).
From the cane to the final packaging,
everything is made on the farm.
Send us an e-mail, call us, order a Rainha do Vale
and appreciate its aroma and flavour!
Available in packaging of 980 ml., 700 ml. and 600 ml.