Waitrose sell a brace of Brazillian wines: one red, one white (the red is reduced to clear – which makes me wary of it). This is the first Brazillian wine I’ve tasted, in fact the first I’ve ever seen. I shouldn’t be surprised that a country as vast as Brazil produces wine; I’ve been to neighbouring Argentina and tasted wines in San Juan and from further North in Salta – and this wine is from Southern Brazil only a few hundred miles away. In South America this is a stone’s throw. At a wine tasting in Maipu in November our host said that she liked to shop in neighbouring Chile, which wasn’t far – “only a seventeen hour drive…”
Tasting notes: Tropical new world, very good summer drinking. Mineral edge to the finish. A good alternative to white Burgundies and not ‘oaky’, so suitable for the ABC brigade.
|Region of Origin||Serra Gaucha, Southern Brazil|
|Where do I get it from?||Waitrose.|
|Producer||Cooperativa Vinicola Aurora|
|Type of Closure||Screwcap|
Food Pairings: seafood, salads or good on its own.