Excellent Sparkling Wines from Brazil You Need to Try
22nd August 2019
Do you know the difference between champagne and sparkling wine?
One key difference between sparkling wines and champagne is the origin where the beverage was made. For example, you can get sparkling wine from South Africa and it tastes completely different to sparkling wine from Brazil.
If you’re searching for new sparkling wines to try, then you need to sample these Brazilian sparkling wines.
South American Wines
Most people who think of South American wines think of those which are from Chile, Argentina, or Uruguay. Brazil probably isn’t the first country that comes to mind, if at all. However, Brazil’s wine industry is up and coming, and definitely something you need to taste.
In Brazil, wine production is nothing new. In fact, winegrowing in Rio Grande do Sul, which is Brazil’s major growing region, dates back to at least the 17th century.
However, these vineyards were destroyed by slave-gathering gangs called bandeiras. The country didn’t start growing and making wine until the mid 19th century when Italian immigrants settled in the region.
The Italian immigrants brought with them wine-growing traditions and equipment, allowing the creation and production of wine in Brazil to flourish.
5 Sparkling Wines You Should Try
“Brazil specialises in sparkling wines, both rosés and whites. The majority of wine is still consumed within the country itself and is rarely exported to Europe or North America,” says Beatriz Oliviera, a spokesperson from reviewbox.com.br. “Although, with more popularity surrounding these great tasting wines, you’ll be sure to see more Brazilian wines in restaurants and supermarkets near you.”
1. Ponto Nero Blanc de Blancs
Ponto Nero Blanc de Blancs is made from 100% Chardonnay and is a sparkling white wine. Ponto Nero comes from the Vale dos Vinhedos in Rio Grande do Sul. This wine incorporates dried fruit flavours with toasted notes.
2. Maria Valduga
Maria Valduga is a sparkling white wine that is produced in Rio Grande do Sul. The wine is created by Casa Valduga, which is a family operation that has been making wine for more than a century.
3. Guaspari Vista do Chá
Guaspari Vista do Chá is one of the few wines made in the state of São Paulo. The wine is made by Vinicola Guaspari in Espirito Santo do Pinhal. When they produced their first 30 bottles in 2008 the winery experienced scrutiny about whether it would be successful or not. But over 10 years later, the winery is still going strongly and making delicious wines, such as Guaspari Vista do Chá.
4. Cave Geisse Rosé
Mario Geisse is the man behind Cave Geisse wines, he was one of the first winemaker to see the potential in Brazil. Cave Geisse Rosé is a sparkling rosé from Bento Gonçalves, in Rio Grande do Sul.
5. Pericó Brut
If you’re looking for fine bubbles and a creamy tasting sparkling wine, which is produced similarly to champagne, then you need to try Pericó Brut. This sparkling white is from Vinicola Pericó.
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