20 October 2010

Brazilian Wines Tasting

René Moura from
Borough Wines
This week we are tasting three Brazilian wines. They all come from Rio Grande do Sul, the Southern state of the country. Miolo (www.miolo.com.br/en) is an Italian origin family producer that has been making wine there for more than 100 years.

Miolo Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio
Wine from Vale dos Vinhedos - the first wine region in Brazil to obtain an Indication of Origin (I.O.). This Pinot Grigio proves the quality of Brazilian white wines. Light colour intensity, with greenish hues. Aromas with traces of fruit, white flowers and seeds. It shows a balanced structure in the mouth, with a pleasant aftertaste. Aroma descriptors of wild roses, orange blossoms, almond, pear and peach

Miolo Fortaleza do Seival Pinot Noir
Wine from the Campanha - one of the newest wine regions of Brazil and probably the best for cultivation of red wine grapes. This Pinot Noir displays average intensity of colour with shades of red ruby and violet. Good intensity aromas, very fine and delicate. The taste comprises a mix of raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, plum drought, spices and chocolate. Wine of medium body and sweet and velvety sensation in the mouth, with balanced tannins.

Miolo Quinta do Seival Castas Portuguesas
Also from Campanha, this amazing wine made of Portuguese grapes (Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Tinta Roriz) confirms the suitability of this terroir. Good colour intensity, with tones ranging from ruby red to purple. Typical aroma of Portuguese varieties, with good intensity and persistence of raisin, fig, strawberry, chocolate, prune and fruit preserve. Balanced in the palate, with expressive body and soft rounded tannins with a lingering pleasant finish.

Come to Borough Wines and check it out!