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ZECA Cachaça

ZECA de Matos cachaça is available here at Go Brazil Wines for £33.00/bottle or £179.00 for a 6 bottle case. Please note Zeca is supplied in 70cl. bottle and is both vegetarian and vegan friendly. Click here to purchase: Zeca

Read the Zeca story:

It all began in 1891, when the Matos family took the brave step of emigrating from Portugal to the untamed, inland region of Minas Gerais, in southeast Brazil. Little did they know that this overwhelmingly abundant terroir would one day become the environment that would produce an outstanding cachaça – the spirit which is the national drink of Brazil and whose origins date back to the 16th century.

Made from robust sugarcane crops grown solely on the family property, ZECA de Matos cachaça is a fine example of an artisanal spirit exploding with character. And the secret to this delicious drop? “The magic is in the land”, says estate owner and producer, Madalena Matos, the daughter of Joseph ‘ZECA’ Matos.

Indeed, the Matos estate has all the required characteristics for high quality cachaça production: its soil quality, altitude, natural irrigation, water quality and ideal sunlight exposure are just some of the many aspects that contribute to the magic.

Nor should the secret weapon that protects the crops – the ‘tamanduá’ – be forgotten. This is the indigenous anteater that sleeps in the forest by day and by night roams the sugarcane plantations, feasting on insects and bugs.

At harvest time it is the family’s oxen bring the freshly hand-cut sugarcane in a wagon down to the pressing room, so ensuring carbon emissions are kept to a minimum. Traditional methods are also employed indoors, with the sugar cane being distilled using the best copper alembic stills and then aged in local Brazilian mahogany (‘jequitibá) barrels.

The rustic but very elegant end result is a full-flavoured, fruity and yet earthy cachaça with notes of green apple, passion fruit, pepper, with a brown sugar and vanilla finish as long as the Amazon River.

Zeca cachaça is a pioneering premium brand, which has ambitious plans to make a real difference to the drinking culture of the UK and other parts of the world. We believe cachaça is a highly versatile spirit and exploring that full versatility with talented bartenders and mixologists is our #1 priority. No hiding behind the caipirinha here!

For example, why not try ZECA with ginger beer or a hand-crafted lemonade for a simple, delicious, cocktail that’s good enough to excite even your traditional G&T drinker?!

For more information or to place an order, please click here: Zeca