Miolo is one of Brazil's most successful wineries, attracting several hundred thousand visitors a year and selling a significant volume of wine through the tasting room. With 1,200 hectares (nearly 3000 acres) under vine, it's not surprising that Miolo has the scale to produce attractively priced wines. They do, but a significant percentage of the 135,000 or so cases a year are premium wines.
Miolo's wines are good in that they are quite clean and consistent, but there is more winemaker here than terroir at times and the winemaking seems to be pushing for a rather international style. I would prefer to see Miolo make wines that speak more abut Brazil’s terroir and the potential it affords than about the ability to produce rather satisfactory fighting varietals.
Top Wine Tasted: 2008 Miolo Lote 43 91pts