The Terroir

The sweet fragrance of fresh sugar cane filling the air of the country since centuries says it all. The Island Paradise welcomes growth with its maritime subtropical climate and distinctive geological features.

Sugar cane plants are cultivated on a total area of approximately 43,000 hectares. It is no secret that they dominate the landscape. Their vegetative and maturation phases coincide with our summer and winter seasons respectively. They are blessed with sunshine all year round, and thrive in the island’s deep, well-drained humid soils of volcanic origin.

Canes ripen naturally in the fields with no recourse to ripeners. Our producers adopt efficient harvesting practices as they build on ancestors’ savoir-faire. This leads to cane stalks of excellent quality, both in terms of volume and sucrose content.