Top 100 wines of Minas Gerais

Discover the top 100 best wines of Minas Gerais as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Minas Gerais and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Minas Gerais

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth-largest in the world. It has a sizable wine industry, but is probably best known in global markets for spirits, and in particular Cachaça. With roughly 83,000 hectares (205,000 acres) of Vineyard">Vineyard, it ranks just behind its near-neighbors Argentina and Chile in terms of acreage under vine. Only a small proportion (about 10 percent) of these acres are planted with Vitis vinifera vines, however this large acreage does not translate into large volumes of quality wine.

There are concerted efforts underway to improve this ratio. Although not yet recognized on an international scale, the quality of Brazilian wines is increasing year on year. Brazil's best-known wines are arguably its Sparkling whites. There are some Champagne method wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Many are made in a style similar to Italian spumante. Despite spanning a Full 39 degrees of latitude (5°N to 34°S), this vast nation Lies largely outside the 'wine belt' (the band of latitudes in which effective viniculture is traditionally thought possible). The southern hemisphere wine belt encircles the globe between 30°S and 45°S, leaving very little room for Brazil to develop its vineyard area. Thus the vast majority of Brazilian wine comes from Brazil's southernmost regions, Campanha and particularly Serra Gaucha.

News from the vineyard of Minas Gerais

Wine Australia closes Shanghai office after Chinese exports plunge

China was previously Australia’s leading export market, with sales worth $1.2 billion in the year to September 2020. However, Beijing then imposed a 212% tariff on imported wine from Australia as a retaliatory measure after Canberra called for an international investigation into China’s handling of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan. Trade minister Simon Birmingham called it ‘a very distressing time for many hundreds of Australian wine producers, who have built in good faith a sound market in China’ ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Mancey

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Mancey, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook:​​ Twitter: ...

Decanter magazine latest issue: February 2022

Inside the February 2022 issue of Decanter Magazine: FEATURES: Wines of the Year An extraordinary tasting, our best ever, of 126 wines put forward by Decanter’s experts and staff, resulted in these 51 top-scorers Your choice: why you bought that wine But was it really? Rolfe Hanson uncovers a host of decision makers involved in you picking that one bottle Burgundy 2020: vintage report Charles Curtis MW on the standout wines of this exceptional if hot year Producer profile: Château-Grillet Matt ...

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