Brazilian Wines in a Nutshell (and who imports them!)

Seven facts about Brazilian Wines

  • The wines are more European in style than their South American counterparts. So ditch the comparison with Argentina and Chile and think more about European light, fresh, food friendly styles.
  • 40% of all wine made in Brazil is sparkling. This is their real point of difference. They make sparkling wines as they do in Champagne from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir using traditional method. They also make a wide variety of sparklings using the Charmat method (as in Prosecco) but it’s their fruity sparkling lower alcohol Moscatos that are especially enjoyed the world over.
  • In general, the abv (alcohol content) of the wines is relatively low, making them especially food friendly.
  • The majority of grapes are grown in the deep south of the country – so forget your image of rainforests and tropical climate; 
down here the temperature is moderate
  • There is one area of grape growing just 8 degrees from the equator in the North of Brazil where two harvests a year are possible. Grapes grow here thanks to the vast Sao Francisco river whose waters are used to irrigate the vineyards. Only 2% of Brazil’s wine comes from here.
  • Many vineyards are located at altitude (600-800 metres above sea level) and they are situated relatively close to the 
Atlantic Ocean. The cooling breezes from the sea and the cooler temperatures (especially at night) 
create an altogether cooler climate; perfect for growing grapes of quality
  • The majority of the winemakers have Italian heritage. Their ancestors started coming over to Brazil (principally 
from the Veneto) in the 1870’s. They still mainly eat Italian food.

 

Wines of Brasil in the UK is managed by JK Marketing.

Please ask us for information or point of sale material: [email protected]

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IMPORTERS OF BRAZILIAN WINES IN THE UK

 

Barwell and Jones: Perini and Pizzato www.barwellandjones.com

Berkmann: Casa Valduga www.berkmann.co.uk

Bibendum/PLB: Miolo Wine Group/Seival Estate www.bibendum-‐wine.co.uk

Casa Leal: Don Guerino www.casaleal.co.uk

Clark Foyster:  ViniBrasil/Rio Sol Wines (from 8 degrees from the equator in the Vale do Sao Francisco)  www.clarkfoysterwines.co.uk

Go Brazil Wines: Sanjo (from the Highlands region), Pizzato, ,Cave Geisse and Campos de Cima,, ViniBrasil/Rio Sol Wines www.gobrazilwines.com

Kingsland Wine & Spirits: Salton  www.kingsland-wines.com

Oakley Wine Agencies: Monte Paschoal (Basso) and Garibaldi www.oakleywineagencies.co.uk