Ferroni La Dame Jeanne 19 São Tomé is a rum made halfway between São Tomé and Marseille.
Sao Tome is a small island of the archipelago that takes its name, Sao Tome and Principe. It is an island state in Central Africa located in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Once colonized by the Portuguese, these islands are home to sugar cane plantations and therefore cane brandies quite similar to rum.
It all starts with canes of the São Tomé "Cariz" variety that are harvested by hand. They are then left to rest for 15 days before being pressed. This typically artisanal and local rest is called "curtir".
The spontaneous fermentation goes from 15 to 25 days. The first pass of distillation is then done on the spot in pot still of local manufacture.
After a trip to the Mediterranean, this rum is distilled a second time by Guillaume Ferroni. This second distillation is carried out in a pot still heated over a wood fire.
The goal is to reach a higher degree of 57° in order to enter the Dame-Jeanne collection of the house. Not surprisingly, this rum of pure juice benefits from a rest in Dame Jeanne in order to develop and refine its aromas.