Flavour Profile: Brown sugar, chocolate, hazelnut
Producer: Jose Marciano
Farm: Sitio Sao Jose
Municipality/Region: Mantiqueira de Minas
Varietal: Red catuaí
Jose Marciano’s farm Sitio Sao Jose is a medium sized farm for the region of Minas Gerais. The farm is at an altitude of 1200-1320 masl. Jose originally leased the farm from his father and has worked hard to get to the place where he could finally buy the farm from his father. We came to meet Jose through our partner Augusto and have been working with him for a number of years now. Jose is Augusto’s wife's uncle..
Jose has help on his farm from his two children Pamela and Diego who are now grown up and work for their father. Jose has been experimenting with different picking and drying practices based on what he has capacity for at the time. This lot was selectively picked, only picking the ripe fruit and dried on the patio.