quality Planting The
This is what made the Cachaça Werneck one of the best artisanal
cachaças of Brazil. ECX Cachaças Artesanais Ltda hired as consultant
an agronomist from Minas Gerais who was Doctor (PhD) with thesis
on "quality of sugar cane." He chose the ideal area for the
planting in the property, made the analysis of soil and the
proper fix. After that, the agronimist specified the ideal type
of cane for the climate and soil conditions and suitable for
the production of cachaça. It is an "early" type sugarcane,
with excellent levels of saccharose and high resistance to diseazes.
Therefore, it was never necessary to use any pesticides or chemicals
for its protection.
The sugar cane plantation weeding and cutting are entirely done
by men with hoes and knives. There are no burning or mechanized
systems in any hypethesis. The vinasse (residue from the production
process) is used for fertilization and irrigation of sugarcane.