Brazil’s wine industry is still quite small and when you look at their fine wine industry, it’s not much bigger than the biggest global producers. Much of that wine happens to be sparkling wine, fitting for a country that seems to have perfected the art of celebration.
So, why should we be interested in Brazilian wines? Why do they matter?
To start with, they offer yet another interpretation of wine. Do not fall into the trap of thinking that the wines of Brazil somehow fit into a South American wine pigeonhole. These are truly fascinating wines, modest in alcohol and body, ripe with good acidity and fine tannins, expressing a balance of fruit and soil that will please many a palate. They can be a revelation for an Old World palate and a fascinating new discovery for one who prefers New World wines!