Sun-Dried Brazil Rio Verde Estate
Creamy milk chocolate with notes of black plum, tropical fruit and caramel sweetness
The expansive landscape of the Rio Verde Estate rests below the dramatic peaks of the Mantiqueira Mountains of southeastern Brazil. With terrain covering crests and valleys flecked with freshwater springs and waterfalls, the area is known for its mosaic of microclimates. Warm air and cool ocean wind settle into the varied topography as waves of sunlight heat the soil. Varietals here are as diverse as the landscape. Grown in lots stretching toward the ridge line, the trees are tempered by warm days and cool nights and produce cherries that slowly ripen with complex flavor. This cup unfolds with notes of milk chocolate and bright fruit.