PREVIOUS TASTINGS ARCHIVE – JANUARY 2021
Naming South America’s most prominent wine producing countries is easy; by now even those with only a modest interest in wine will have tasted a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc or Argentine Malbec. But still relatively under the radar is Brazil. In fact, Brazil holds third spot in South American wine production, with a fine wine industry and appreciative local fan base. That’s perhaps not so surprising given that Brazil has the world’s fifth largest population, dwarfing Argentina and Chile.
It may come as a surprise that Brazil has the conditions for quality wine production, with our image of the Amazon rain forest, or the sandy beaches of Rio. But travel to the deep south of this huge country and the latitude, altitude and climate are ideal for wine production. Now’s your chance to get to know these fascinating wines for yourself (with a massive discount) courtesy of our wine supplier for this tasting, specialist importer of Brazilian wines, Go Brazil Wines.
The £23.89 discount on having our six bottles delivered anywhere on mainland UK means your tasting ticket is basically free. We’ll take in Brazil’s most important wine regions, varieties and styles, with a Sparkling Rosé, a tangy white Moscato and a Viognier of world class. Onto the reds, we’ll begin with a juicy unoaked Merlot, then a cracking three-grape blend of Tempranillo, Malbec and Tannat, finishing with a fascinating Brazilian take on Northern Italy’s Teroldego variety.
Don Guerino, Brut Malbec Rose NV
Campos de Cima, Viognier 2018
Sinais, Moscato Giallo 2019
Sinais, Merlot 2018
Don Guerino, Reserva Teroldego 2017
Campos de Cima, Tres Bocas 2018