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The Best of Brazil

Rank Wine Rating Price
1 Lidio Carraro Faces Do Brasil Pinot Noir Brut Rose Brazil
Comments: Soft strawberry and watermelon aromas with light cherry and notes of white blossom. Zesty mouthfeel on fresh acidity with a dark toast note that’s earthy and herbal on the mid palate, creamy cherry and light tannins towards the finish with a bit more watermelon.
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2 Casa Valduga 130 Brut Brazil
Comments: Toasted, austere notes of rye bread and rich honey on the nose with some lemon. Sharp and fresh on the palate, with zesty spice and bold acidity, good depth of fruit - green apple, pear, grapefruit and lime with notes of toasted caramel and a creamy vanilla finish.
Average price: $23.99 from 1 store
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3 Casa Valduga Brut Rose Brazil
Comments: Creamy vanilla bean and strawberry aromas with notes of cherry blossom. Palate is clean, fresh, light and refreshing with cherry, strawberries and whipped cream, soft of like a strawberry shortcake and ever so slightly tart on the finish. Very nice. 90 pts
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4 Casa Valduga Naturelle Moscatel
Comments: Peach and honey aromas, clear and crisp. Off dry on the palate, plenty of sweet fruit notes of peach, juicy melon and apple with searing acidity adding a nice balance and a finish of tangy lemon and more white peach and sugared grapefruit.
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5 Casa Valduga Reserve Blush Brazil (2015)
Comments: Cranberry and strawberry aromas, dusty oak and savory sour cherry on the nose. Crisp, biting acidity and tart citrus on the palate with ripe strawberry mash and sour cherry notes, good complexity with warm earthy cranberry and oak on the finish.
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6 Lidio Carraro Da'Divas Blanc de Blanc Brut Brazil
Comments: Light floral aromas of white blossom and fresh Meyer lemon with a hint of mineral slate. It the mouth this is tart and crisp on entry, lemon and grapefruit flavors coming through on the mid palate with a brioche finish - sea spray and bold acidity throughout.
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7 Pizzato Fausto Demi-Sec Branco Brazil
Comments: Light lemon and wooded herb aromas. Green apple, pear and citrus fruit notes on the palate with a dose of smoked earth on the finish, mostly fruity but with a toasted and woody note towards the finish that almost clashes with the fruit.
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8 Pizzato Fausto Brut Branco
Comments: Spiced pear and tangerine on the nose with a creamy oak note and soft toast. Crisp apple and citrus notes on the palate, lively and zesty with perky acidity and a pleasant creaminess towards the finish that carries some notes of almond and nectarine.
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9 Pizzato Fausto Brut Rose
Comments: Strawberry, cherry and soft melon aromas. Nice acidity, fresh cherry and strawberry fruit and a candied finish. Nicely fresh, fruity and simple with a medium length finish.
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10 Pizzato Nature Vale Dos Vinhedos (2013)
Comments: Smoky lemon and butter aromas with hints of grapefruit and baked apple. Tart and refreshing palate of aged cheese, lemon, grapefruit, tart melon and crisp herbal zest, with a nice oak profile and a finish of cream and butter. 90 pts
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11 Pizzato Brut Vale Dos Vinhedos (2015)
Comments: Creamy marzipan and baked apple aromas with notes of pear and lemon on the nose. More creaminess on the palate with vanilla and almond notes, light toast and some leesiness, a soft mouthfeel with some acidity and notes of green apple, grapefruit and pear. 89 pts
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12 Pizzato Brut Rose Vale Dos Vinhedos (2016)
Comments: Sour cherry and pink grapefruit aromas with sea air and light earth. Light cherry blossom notes with more forceful cranberry and strawberry flavors on the palate, this is herbal and earthy and raw and presents some tannins, tar and a note of watermelon on the finish.
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13 Pizzato Vertigo Nature Vale Dos Vinhedos
Comments: Tart lemon and wet slate aromas, very dry but nicely fresh. Full acidity and notes of lightly buttered sourdough amidst lemon and grapefruit, Brut and dry with good minerality but also with fruity notes of tangerine and melon to take away some of the raciness.
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14 Lidio Carraro Singular Nebbiolo Terras de Encruzilhada Do Sul (2011)
Comments: Moist forest earth and damp straw with muted cranberry fruit and savory bouillon notes. Medium acidity and thick, sticky, resinous tannins on the palate with a touch of wild berry and cherry on the finish.
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15 Lidio Carraro Singular Nebbiolo Terras de Encruzilhada Do Sul (2012)
Comments: Fresh cranberry and cherry aromas with light floral notes. Tart cherry and cranberry notes on the palate with gripping, raw tannins and fruit notes of cherry and raspberry. Some chocolate and floral notes on the long finish but throughout this is full of powerful, chewy, thick and drying tannins.
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16 Lidio Carraro Singular Teroldego Terras de Encruzilhada Do Sul (2012)
Comments: Smoked and earthy with notes of vanilla bean, savory spice and black cherry. Warmly fruited and spiced on the palate with more wood smoke flavors, a mixture or red and black fruit and good structure.
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17 Lidio Carraro Singular Teroldego Terras de Encruzilhada Do Sul (2010)
Comments: Dry mineral and tar notes without much fruit but with a pronounced earthiness. Deep black fruit and tart acidity with grainy tannins and puckering sour cherry flavors, this is very concentrated and thick on the palate with a finish of moist earth and spice.
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18 Miolo Cuvee Tradition Brut Serra Gaucha
Comments: Aromatic toasted almond and butter croissant notes on the nose with dried apricot paste and lightly floral herbed lemon notes. Zesty and punchy on the palate, this comes with loads of lemon and grapefruit, a bit of persimmon and juicy green apple, bright acidity and notes of warm toast and melon. 91 pts
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19 Alisios Seival Estate Pinot Grigio Riesling Brazil (2017)
Comments: Lightly floral with notes of beeswax and fleshy peach, some citrus and melon notes as well. Tart and refreshing in the mouth with loads of lemon and grapefruit, wet clay and a stony slate finish.
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