Brazil | Ipanema A35 White Wine

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Region: Sul de Minas, Minas Gerais
Altitude: 1,088 - 1,143 metres above sea level
Varietal: Red Acaia
Process: Honey
Producer: Gomes Fernandes Family
Awards: #15, Cup of Excellence 2018

Ipanema micro-lots are as exquisite as they come. The A35 White Wine has great structure and clarity. Jammy sweet and winey, with notes of damson jam, prune and hazelnut.  

This coffee is recommended for all brew methods.

Origin Story
This micro-lot was grown by the Gomes Fernandes family on their farm, Fazenda Rio Verde located in the Mantiqueira mountains in South-eastern Brazil.

Fazenda Rio Verde is a true fauna and flora sanctuary with its 773 hectares covered by natural forests, waterfalls, springs and a complex ecosystem that represent the lush beauty of the Mantiqueira mountains. Cultivation of coffee in this area can be traced back to 1887 when the first coffee plantation was established. Over the years, the farm (the oldest of three farms under the Ipanema Coffees group) has been leading innovation and sustainability efforts, embracing advanced technology and equipment to improve coffee production.

Lot A35 is part of the Premier Cru program where the highest altitude lots produced on the farm are hand-picked and separately processed lot-by-lot. The farm is divided into 69 individual plots (known as 'Glebes'), and the best 35 Glebes were selected for the 2021 harvest. These lots were harvested and processed as unique lots which are identified by a code (e.g. A35, in this case). The letter A refers to the coffee variety (Acaia) and the number (35) refers to one of the 35 Glebes.
Processing
This 100% Red Acacia lot was harvested on May 28, 2021, from Glebe A35. The coffee was selectively hand-harvested and then processed using the Honey Process method. In this method, the cherries are de-pulped and dried with varying levels of mucilage still on the seed for 41 hours on patios and an additional 42 hours in vertical dryers.