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Vale dos Vinhedos

Brasil, Sparkling Wine, Casa Valduga, Arte Tradicional, Elegance, Methode Traditionnelle, Demi Sec “Natural”, Vale dos Vinhedos, 2010

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60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. N/ Lightly salted green apples. Excellent toast points. Hard minerals. Clean, fresh golden hay notes. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Nicely coating mouthfeel, but also popping lime zest and green apple flavors. Long, hay and toasty notes. A kiss of minerals on a nice finish. For the label of “Demi-sec” she certainly […]

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Brazil, Merlot, Miolo, “Reserva”, Vale dos Vinhedos, 2007

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N/ Invasive cherries. Tobacco. Dry leather and burlap. Nice! T/ Medium mouthfeel. Extremely clean for a Merlot. Elegant. Rich, but restrained red fruits. Perfect wood work. Touch of earth. Retail only around $13 !  Wow.  Brazil can certainly enter the world wine stage with offerings like this. Fantastic winemaking. Rating = A / A+

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Brazil, Cabernet Sauvignon, Miolo, Reserve, Vale dos Vinhedos, 2006

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See bottom for updated rating and comment…. From a November 2009 tasting…. N/ Fresh purple fruits, plum, cassis, cherry, wet leaves. T/ Round but a tad tannic, deep plum, earth, flint. With years more in bottle the tannins should mellow and this may be a truly great wine straight out of the bottle. Vinho do Brasil. […]

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