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Miolo Rar Viognier 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Earthy, roasted meatiness, spicy with some floral notes but more musky and wild thyme like, a little rubbery, has a Pinotage like rubber band element on the nose, light bodied on entry, then shows some richness on the midpalate, a little apricot fruit, nice balance, this shows a restrained honied character, along with a light balsamic resinous note on the backend, quince fruit taking the lead as the palate transitions to a crisp, bright finish that shows membrillo, a little white pepper and lime, 88pts

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Winery: Miolo
Color: White
Varietal: Viognier
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Miolo:
Miolo's history starts back in 1897 when Giuseppe Miolo from Italian's (Veneto) Miolo Family arrived in Brazil where today is located what we call Wine Valley in southern Brazil. As most Italians, they brought to Brazil they love for wine and found there at Wine Valley one of, if not the best terroir in Brazil. Since then they got the recognition of great wine producers, but only in ... Read more
Miolo's history starts back in 1897 when Giuseppe Miolo from Italian's (Veneto) Miolo Family arrived in Brazil where today is located what we call Wine Valley in southern Brazil. As most Italians, they brought to Brazil they love for wine and found there at Wine Valley one of, if not the best terroir in Brazil. Since then they got the recognition of great wine producers, but only in the '90s, leaded by Giuseppe's grandchildren Darci, Antonio and Paulo Miolo, they begun to produce wines with the label MIOLO. The first bottle was released in 1992, a Family Reserve Merlot 1990, the grape that is very well adapted to the Valley. Besides other grapes and brands Miolo started a Quality Program in 1998 that changed the Wine industry in Brazil, investing a lot on tecnology, human resources and most important new terroirs and grapes varieties. In 2004 Miolo was present at the 5 best Brazilian terroirs, with some joint ventures and new Brands created, stabilishin the company as the biggest fine wine business in Brazilian market. Diversity and new styles of wines was the main objevtive and Miolo has more then 70 labels, from Seleção brand (Brazilian bestseller) to Lote 43 and Merlot Terroir (Brazilian iconics wines). In 2006 MIOLO WINE GROUP was born, strategics alliances and international market was the main objective of the company and Miolo has since then 8 different projects: Miolo Winery (Wine Valley) Fazenda do Seival Vineyards (Southern Brazil) Fazenda Ouro Verde (Brazilian Northeast) RAR (Southern Brazil with 1.000m elevations) Lovara (Southern Brazil) ViaSul - Costa Pacífico ( Chile ) Bodegas Osborne (Spain) Los Nevados (Mendoza Lujan de Cuyo ARG) And the last, buyed last week from Pernod Ricard, Almadén Winery (National Leader at its price range) Now, Miolo is the biggest Wine Business in Brazil (20+% of market share) and has more than 1100 hectares of vineyards selling about 12million liters/years . Today Miolo is proudly representing Brazilian wine overseas, representing the national terroir in 22 countries around the globe, leading Wines from Brazil exportation program. Miolo, the expression of Brazilian terroir. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Miolo Rar Viognier

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
08/10/2012

Earthy, roasted meatiness, spicy with some floral notes but more musky and wild thyme like, a little rubbery, has a Pinotage like rubber band element on the nose, light bodied on entry, then shows some richness on the midpalate, a little apricot fruit, nice balance, this shows a restrained honied character, along with a light balsamic resinous note on the backend, quince fruit taking the lead as the palate transitions to a crisp, bright finish that shows membrillo, a little white pepper and lime, 88pts



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