GRAPE VARIETIES

The relationship between Brazil and wines is old. Grape planting was introduced in the country by the Portuguese right after the first arrival of the colonizers. However, it took some time for the production of wine to become relevant, so grape and wine production is considered a recent activity in Brazil. The advantage is that the wine industry was implanted following the most modern elaboration techniques.

 

There are still many experiences taking place in the field, with the tests of different grapes in diverse terroirs. But, in this short period, it has already been possible to identify winning combinations of varieties which adapt perfectly to certain regions. Below you can check short profiles of the main grapes cultivated in Brazil.


  • Ancellotta

    In a universe dominated by grapes of French origin, Ancellotta promotes the Italian influence in the dissemination of the grape and wine growing ar...

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  • Cabernet Franc

    As not many wineries produce Cabernet Franc varietals, this grape usually plays a supporting role in wines made from other varieties. Less acidic a...

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Called the king of grapes, it produces more quality labels than any other red varieties in the world. The reason for this is that it adapts very ea...

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  • Merlot

    Considered by many experts as the red variety that best represents the Brazilian viticulture, Merlot differs from Cabernet Sauvignon as it is less ...

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  • Pinot Noir

    Delicate is the word that best defines Pinot Noir - a grape that requires great care from the producer, in the vineyard and in the winery, and also...

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  • Syrah

    The red skins of the grapes and the intense color of the wine are the clues to know what to expect from Syrah: pungent aromas, pleasant flavor and ...

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  • Tannat

    Grape responsible for putting our neighboring country Uruguay on the wine world map, Tannat also produces good results in Brazil - a wine with inte...

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  • Tempranillo

    The name of this grape derived from the fact that it ripens early, or "Temprano" in Spanish. With moderate acidity and aromatic composition, its ma...

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  • Touriga Nacional

    Representative of the Portuguese influence on the Brazilian grape and wine growing industry, this grape became famous in its country of origin for ...

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