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2009 Miolo Lovara Chardonnay, Serra Gaucha, Brazil

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Score: 88.
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Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.

Describing the flavors of Chardonnay is no easy task. While many Chardonnay wines have high aromatic complexity, this is usually due to winemaking techniques (particularly the use of oak) rather than the variety's intrinsic qualities. Malolactic fermentation gives distinctive buttery aromas. Fermentation and/or maturation in ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Serra Gaucha wine region

    Serra Gaucha is a Brazilian wine region in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul ('great river of the south'), where Brazil meets Uruguay. Its name is apt: the hilly landscape here (serra means 'mountain range') is inhabited by the gauchos, 'cowboys' of the Brazilian pampas.

    Small landholdings of just a few hectares are the norm here, which makes co-operative winemaking almost a necessity. The cost of buying and maintaining winemaking equipment is considerable, so local vignerons pool their resources and invest in shared, co-operative wineries (a practice which proved very successful in southern France and various parts of Italy). It was through similar collaborative efforts that a group of Serra Gaucha winemakers successfully campaigned for the creation of Vale do Vinhedos DO, ... more

  • Rio Grande do Sul wine region

    Rio Grande do Sul is Brazil's most prolific wine-producing state, located in the very south of the country along the Uruguayan and Argentinian borders. The wine regions of Serra Gaucha, Campanha and Vale do Vinhedos can be found in this part of the country, making soft, light red wines from ... more

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