Mulher Velha Aguardente Portuguese Style Brandy
Mulher Velha Aguardente has been created using an old world tradition, which I have carried with me from my childhood home in the Azores Islands of Portugal.
At Slo De Vie Distillery, we combine two traditional styles of this spirit: Vinica, which is distilled from young fresh wine, and Bagaceira, which is distilled from pomace (pressed grape skins).
We use pomace from choice vineyards in Edna Valley on California’s Central Coast. It is processed immediately after the pressing to capture delicate flavors. Only destemmed grapes make it into our traditional Copper Pot still, thus avoiding any hint of wood alcohol.
Both Vinica and Bagaco are blended together, then aged in fine oak barrels to round up the flavor in order to satisfy the most discerning Aguardente connoisseurs.
A sue saude! Cheers! – Thomas Darosa
Distilled from local Central Coast grapes in old world style. 750ml, 80 proof