– The largest country in Latin America and the fifth major producer in the Southern Hemisphere, Brazil is a true representative of the countries that are part of the New World of Wine, but with singular characteristics that make it different from products made in any other nation. In general terms, Brazilian wine can be defined as light, fresh and fruity.
– Despite its youth in comparison with the historical producing regions in the European Continent, the Brazilian winegrowing industry has had great development in terms of technological innovation and grapevine handling in the last 15 years.
– Constant investments are made in the 40 thousand hectares used for grape growing in Brazil, distributed in six main regions: Serra Gaucha (including the Geographical Indication – G.I. – Vale dos Vinhedos, accounting for 90% of the production), Campanha, Serra do Sudeste and Campos de Cima da Serra, in Rio Grande do Sul; Planalto Catarinense, in Santa Catarina, and Vale do São Francisco, in northeastern Brazil.
– Grapes with excellent quality are harvested in each crop, resulting in products that have received 2,000 international awards. Sparkling wines made in Serra Gaucha are widely known for their lightness and freshness, and several red and white wines, for their complexity and diversity found between the traditional parallels 280 and 320 in the south and Vale do São Francisco (between 80 and 90), the largest grapevine region near Equator, with two annual harvests
Source: Ibravin/ Wines from Brazil