Brazil is the third most important producer in South America in terms of quantity but most of this wine is consumed locally. Quality has been improving since the early 1990s, spurred on by the import of foreign wines and Brazilians’ increasing interest in fine wines. Brazil’s wine industry is concentrated in the south on the high, rainy Serra Gaúcha in the Rio Grande do Sul state, with the best results coming from the subregion known as the Vale dos Vinhedos (Brazil’s first official appellation of origin). The high rainfall in the Sierra Gaúcha originally encouraged many to plant hybrid vines although European varieties are on the increase. Merlot is proving particularly successful, with Chardonnay also planted extensively. The cooler Planalto Catarinense region in neighbouring Santa Catarina state shows potential for Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

Further south, the drier Campanha region on the border with Uruguay shows promise, as does its neighbour the Serra do Sudeste.

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  1. Legno Chardonnay, Pizzato

    Aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple, butter, vanilla, sweet spices, and honey. A complex and balanced wine with a fresh, long finish.

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  2. Merlot Reserva, Pizzato

    Ripe red and black fruits on the nose with notes of spice, truffle, mocha, caramel and a hint of leather. Well balanced, medium bodied wine with long finish.

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