Brazilian wines introduced to the growing UK market

com-winesofbrasilThe Brazilian Embassy in London held a wine tasting on 6 November to introduce a number of Brazilian wines to around 100 UK buyers.

The tasting was conducted by world renowned expert, Charles Metcalfe, who also judges Cellars in the Sky, and among the wines he presented were:

  • Casa Valduga Arte Tradicional Brut
  • Campos de Cima Extra Brut
  • Sanjo Nubio Sauvignon Blanc
  • Don Guerino Varietal Mocato Giallo
  • Don Guerino Merlot Reserva
  • Aurora Varietal Merlot
  • Casa Valduga Raizes Cabarnet Franc
  • Monte Paschoal Virtus Tannat
  • Aurora Moscato Rosé Sparkling Wine
  • Monte Paschoal Moscatel Sparkling

com-winesofbrasil-03Brazil is now the third largest wine producer in South America. Its six different wine producing regions include Serra Gaúcha, where Vale dos Vinhedos is located, Serra do Sudeste, the country’s newest winemaking area, and the São Francisco Valley, which has two harvests per year. The impressively wide range of Brazilian wines includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, together with other grapes such as Ancellota, Touriga Nacional, Malvasia Bianca and Prosecco.

Many of the wines presented on the night already have UK distributors that include Berkmann Wines Cellars, Casa Leal, Go Brazil Wines, Oakley Wine, and Stevens Garnier.

For more information contact the commercial section of the Brazilian Embassy in London.

com-winetasting-05During the evening, and also at the World Travel Market, Brazilian chocolate was also being promoted as the award winning Aquim chocolate becomes more readily available in the UK through outlets such as  Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, etc.

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Award winning Brazilian wines

3259_0Two Chardonnays from Brazil received Silver medals in this year’s International Wine Challenge. Miolo Family Vineyards 2010 Chardonnay from the Miolo Wine Group and the Viapiana Expressões Chardonnay won Silvers. Ten other Brazilian wines were awarded Bronze medals.

  • Aurora Varietal Chardonnay, 2013
  • Casa Perini Mosacatel, NV
  • Casa Valduga Brut, 2011
  • Marks and Spencer Intenso Teroldego , 2013
  • Moscatel Monte Paschoal, NV
  • Perini Quatro, 2009
  • Ponto Nero Brut, NV
  • Ponto Nero Rose Brut, NV
  • Ponto Nero Moscatel, NV
  • Salton Intenso Marselan, 2012

Full results from the International Wine Challenge

Meanwhile, Brazil’s Lidio Carraro Boutique Winery was selected to create the Official Licensed Wine of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.

The line Face FIFA World Cup reflects “Brazilian ethnical and cultural diversity translated into wine”, the company says, with grapes from the most representative terroirs of Brazil.

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