🇧🇷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– Flat/ Rolling/ HillyBrazil is Well Diverse and Too Varying to Broadly State.

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Volcanic

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

CLIMATE TropicalMaritime,  Humid

  • *Summers– Hot, Humid   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE 13,000 ha. Planted, (85% Red/ 15% White)

  • Brazil is- #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 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
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • 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
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • 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- RollingOn~Rio~Uruguay~(South)
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • 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/
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • 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- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, SLOPES/ ?,  +Alt. 300mt.-850mt.
  • SOILS- Rocky, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • VITICULTURE- 8,000 ha. Planted
    • CHALLENGESRain-Fall Around Harvest
  • VINICULTURE- Sparkling
    • 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
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
    • 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
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
    • 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
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
    • 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
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
    • 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)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • 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- RollingOn~Patos~Lagoon~
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • 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.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • 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
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • 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- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity, +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- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 20mt.- 500mt.
  • SOILS- Volcanic“, Basalt, Granite
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity, +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
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • VITICULTURE-ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers-

SERRA Da ESTRELA     @

  • WHITE=   |     RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY- Brazil(South), STATE-Rio Grande do Sul
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, +Humidity
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers-


**Refer to BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.