Brazilian wines per se are a source of surprise for lovers. The quality of aromas and flavors enthuses experts and consumers around the world. The wines, however, also draw attention away from glasses. The following facts help explain why Brazilian wineries and wines have increasingly become a topic of conversation among experts on the subject.
Brazilian wines earned more than 3,300 international awards in recent years.
In 2013, Brazil celebrated its 100th anniversary of sparkling wine production. The first bottles were made by Italian immigrant Manoel Peterlongo in 1913.
The Brazilian production of still and sparkling wines is currently the fifth largest in the Southern Hemisphere, placing our wine industry on an equal footing with other countries in the New World.
Brazilian still and sparkling wine have been exported to 39 countries around the world.
Among many products with excellent quality, the Brazilian sparkling wine was the first to draw the attention of international critics to the green-yellow wine industry. Our products have been recommended by Jancis Robinson and Steven Spurrier, who said that "Brazil produces the best sparkling wine in the Southern Hemisphere."
Rio Grande do Sul, the state that accounts for 90% of the production of Brazilian still and sparkling wines, lies on the same parallel of other recognized production areas in the world, such as Mendoza, Argentina, Western Cape, in South Africa, and Barossa Valley, in Australia.