Brazilian Wine

Brazil, in Southern America, has a large number of vineyards, and although many of them only produce table wines, there are a growing amount that are starting to produce quality Brazilian wine. 

As Brazil is near the equator, usual wine growing rules make most of the country unsuitable for viticulture, due to too much heat and humidity, so much of the wine production of Brazil is concentrated in the south of the country, away from the equator, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, around 29th parallel south, which is close to Uruguay and Argentina. 

In this area, many of the vineyards are located in the cooler, higher and hilly locations, predominantly in the Serra Gaucha region.

While better quality wines, known as vinho fino, are produced from the European grapevine Vitis vinifera, only some 5,000 hectares (12,000 acres) out of Brazil's 68,000 hectares (170,000 acres) were planted with such vines.

The rest of the vines are American vines or hybrid vines, many of which are easier to cultivate under the hot Brazilian growing conditions.

Fausto Brut Tradicional Branco

White flowers, ripe citrus fruits, candied fruit and bread. Light, refreshing and creamy. Faust..

£17.64 Ex Tax: £14.70

Fausto de Pizzato Chardonnay

Fine and elegant with green apple, pears, apricot and pineapples.Fausto de Pizzato is owned and oper..

£13.08 Ex Tax: £10.90

Fausto de Pizzato Merlot

Red fruits, prunes and floral notes, medium bodied with soft tanninsFausto de Pizzato is owned and o..

£13.08 Ex Tax: £10.90

Pizzato Brut Branco

Complex aromas of white flowers, stone fruits and and brioche. Fine and elegant, with balanced miner..

£28.92 Ex Tax: £24.10

Pizzato Brut Rose

Ripe and fruity with a creamy mousse, elegant, with a long, dry finish Fausto de Pizzato is own..

£28.92 Ex Tax: £24.10

Pizzato DNA 99 Merlot

Dense aromas of ripe red fruits, plums and spice, with chocolate hints.Fausto de Pizzato is owned an..

£54.18 Ex Tax: £45.15

Pizzato Legno Chardonnay

Intense aromas of ripe tropical fruit, pineapple, butter, vanilla, sweet spices and honey.Fausto de ..

£29.82 Ex Tax: £24.85

Pizzato Merlot Reserva

Ripe red and black fruit aromas, with truffle, mocha, caramel and a hint of leather.Fausto de Pizzat..

£19.32 Ex Tax: £16.10