🇧🇷BRAZIL


BRAZIL IS   Regions17     @Brasilia

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Glera, Gewurztraminer, Muscat Alexandria, Moscato, Muscat Hamburg, Niagara, Riesling Italico AKA=Welschriesling, Trebbiano, Viognier
  • RED= Alicante Bouschet, Ancellotta, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marselan, Merlot, Tannat, Petite Syrah, Barbara, Bonarda, Concord, Bordo, Isabella, Tanta, Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo, Teroldego

GEOGRAPHY HEMISPHERE-Southern, REGION-South America, COUNTRY-Brazil

  • STATES– Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina

TOPOGRAPHY Brazil is Well Diverse and Too Varying to Broadly State

SOILS Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary“, “Volcanic

  • **Refer to “TERROIR/ Geology & Soil” For Detailed Information On Soils

CLIMATEMaritime”, “Tropical,   Summers– Hot, Humid   |   Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE 13,000 ha. Planted

  • #14 In Grape Production & #19 In Wine Consumption In World
  • CHALLENGE– ~Heat & Humidity~ Make Viticulture Difficult and and Most Wine Region Are Located in Cooler Southern Brazil Region Rio Grande do Sul

VINICULTURE

  • SPARKLING/ Method/ Charmat & Traditional
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling Italico    |   RED= Pinot Noir
    • Estate/ Producers– Moet & Chandon
  • Eating Grapes/ Isabella, Bordo, Niagara
  • Brazil Produces a Number of American Native & American Hybrid Varieties

HISTORY

  • 1530 @Brazil– Portuguese Introduced Wine Culture to Brazil by Bras Cubas
  • 1870 @Brazil– Italian Immigrants Had Great Influence On Culture
  • 1970’s @Brazil– International Investment
    • Companies Started to Invest In Brazil, Bringing Technology and New Cuttings of Vitis Vinifera On Varied Rootstock That Better Adapted to the Regions Soils and Climate

CULTURE

  • PIONEERS~  ~Antonio Dal Pizzzol~ “Brazil“, Lead/ Influenced “Small Producers”
    • ~Mairo Geisse~ “Brazil“, Helped Usher In “Sparkling Wine Movement”
    • ~Flavio Pizzato~ “Brazil“, Lead/ Influenced “New Wine Movement”
    • ~Manoel Peterlongo~ “Brazil“, 1913, Make First Sparkling Wines

BRAZIL WINE LAW

  • GOVERNING BODY=
  • LAWS GOVERNING= Geographic Boundaries, Topography
    • Label Requirement
  • BRAZIL WINE CLASSIFICATION
    • Demominacao de Oregim DO.
    • Indicacao de Procedencia IP.
  • Major Wine Companies– Miolo, Salon, Aurora(Co-Op.), Chandon Brazil, Garibaldi(Co.-Op.), Perini, Casa Valduga
  • Miolo Wine Group– Largest Brazilian Wine Conglomerate…Wine Outpost In…
    5 In Brazil, 1 In Chile, 1 In Argentina, 2 In Italy

GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER: “To Understand the Wine World and Benefit From DtheV.com a Understanding of Brazil’s Geography is Needed and the Ability to Visualize Its Wine Regions Topography.  Brazil is Organized In a North to South / East to West Orientation and Intended to Be Researched and Memorized as So.”


**Brazil Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Maps at Delongwine.com


VALE Do SAO FRANCISCO     @Casanova

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Moscato
  • RED= Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(North), STATE- Bahia, LATITUDE– 7* – 9* ‘S’
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Valley(Sao Francisco)”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.365 mt.
    • On~San Francisco~River~
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Miolo, ViniBrasil, Ouro Verde

Santa Catarina

PLANALTO CATARINENSE     @Lajes

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATES-Santa Catarina
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.1,000mt., On~Uruguay~River~
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Quinta da Neve, Sanjo, Villa Francioni, Villaggio Grande, Vinicola Thera, Vinicola Perico, Vinicola Villaggio Bassetti

ALTO URUGUAI      @Erechim

  • WHITE=   |    RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATES-Santa Catarina
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, On~Rio~Uruguay~(South)
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers

Rio Grande do Sul

CAMPOS De CIMA Da SERRA     @Vacaria

  • WHITE=  Chardonnay, Glera, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Ancellotta, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Tannat
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul, North-East of Porto Alegre-City(75mi.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ? +Alt.800mt.- 1,000mt., PLATEAU/
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Atelier Tormentas

SERRA GUACHA     @Caxias do Sul

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Glera, Muscat, Riesling Italico
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Tannat
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul, North of Porto Alegre-City(75mi.)
    • SUB-ZONES: Beneto Goncalves, Monte Belo, Pinto Bandiera, Vale Dos Vinhedos
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ ?,  +Alt.300mt.- 850mt.
  • SOILS= Rocky, Clay
  • CLIMATE= “Humid”
  • VITICULTURE– 8,000 ha. Planted
    • CHALLENGESRain-Fall Around Harvest
  • VINICULTURESparkling
    • Estates/ Producers– Aurora, Casa Perini, Casa Valduga, Cave Geisse, Chandon(Multi-National), Courmayeur, Don Guerino, Grupo Decima, Lidio Carraro, Luiz Argenta, Salton
  • MONTE BELO     @
    • WHITE=   |   RED=
    • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul,, In Serra Gaucha
    • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers
  • VALE Dos VINHEDOS DO.       @
    • WHITE= Chardonnay
    • RED= Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Tannat
    • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul, In Serra Gaucha
    • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers–  Cavalleri, Casa Valduga, Dom Candido, Lidio Carraro, Miolo, Pizzato
  • BENETO GONCALVES     @
    • WHITE= Riesling   |   RED= Tannat
    • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul, In Serra Gaucha
    • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers– Miolo(Planted 1976)
  • PINTO BANDEIRA IP.     @
    • WHITE= Chardonnay
    • RED= Pinot Noir
    • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul, In Serra Gaucha
    • VINICULTURE– Sparkling
    • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers– Aurora, Dom Giovanni, Geisse

DEPRESSAO CENTRAL     @

  • WHITE=  |    RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul,  “Non-Contiguous(4)”
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers

PORTO ALEGRE       @Porto Alegre

  • WHITE=    |    RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul, South-West of Porto Alegre-City(    km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, On~Patos~Lagoon~
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers

SANTA CATARINA    @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul,  North of Rio Grande do Sul-City(    km.)
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Suzin, Santa Augusta, Santa Maria, Panceri, Kranz, Perico Vinhos, Vinicola Thera

MISSOES     @

  • WHITE=    |    RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul, BORDERS: Argentina
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers

CAMPANHA GAUCHA      @Bage

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marselan, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Tannat, Tempranillo, Teroldego, Touriga Nacional
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul, LATITUDE: 28*- 31* “S”
    • BORDERS: Uruguay(South-West), Argentina(North-West)
    • Sub-Zones– Uruguaiana & Itaqui Sant’Ana do Livramento, Dom Pedrito
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ / +Alt. 100mt. – 300mt.
  • CLIMATE= +DIURNAL SHIFTS
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Casa Valduga, Gautambu, Miolo

SERRA Do SUDESTE     @

  • WHITE= Gewurztraminer, Malvasia de Candia, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul, @Hw.#293/ #471
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.20mt. – 500mt.
  • SOILS= “Volcanic“, Basalt, Granite
  • CLIMATE= +DIURNAL SHIFTS
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Anghehen, Casa Valduga, Chandon, Lidio Carraro

SAO FRANCISCO      @

  • WHITE=   |   RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers

SERRA Da ESTRELA     @

  • WHITE=   |     RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY– Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced