Cheers To Life With Rosit Cacao Wine!
Ida Damo | Dec 20, 2018
The Philippines has an abundance of fruits from which wines have been produced from. We have wines from makopa, marang, mangosteen, pineapple, mango, to name a few.
What intrigued me is the cacao wine of Rosit Farms in Calinan, Davao City because I know for a fact that it has a very thin film of flesh on its seeds and the seeds are mostly for the chocolate.
Grover Rosit has been travelling the Philippines to lecture and give seminars on cacao production and has been producing seedlings and tablea for the Philippine market. Only recently did he come up with the cacao wine.
The technology to produce the wine and the machines has been provided for by the Philippine Department of Technology and the laboratory though a grant.
You can see the fermentation process that the wine goes through and have a sample.
The verdict? It is a mix of sweet, sour and, citrusy tones, and leaves a bite of alcohol after you have swallowed it. It can be tricky because by the time the alcohol kicks in, you may have imbibed a lot already. And yes, it would make you tipsy if you drink too much and who knows how drunk you can be if you get to drink the whole bottle.
At PhP250/bottle, the drinking spree can go on and on and on! Cheers!
How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu.
Rosit Farms is located in Baguio Proper, Davao City. Contact: 0912-6565623/09154522361/0925-5878986.