Anyone looking for unusual Latin American wines will be interested in those produced by Lidio Carraro. Although one of the youngest Brazilian wine producers, founded only in 1998, the Lidio Carraro family has been growing grapes for four generations. Their current plantings are located both in the Vale dos Vinhedos and also in the Terras do Encruzilhada do Sul, part of the more southerly Serra do Sudeste region.
A self-proclaimed ’boutique’ operation, Lidio Carraro is producing some of the best Brazilian wines, as testified by a host of awards and favourable international trade press. For example Le Figaro, the French newspaper, listed two of Lidio’s wines in their ‘World Top 50′, while leading wine writer Steven Spurrier counts Lidio as one of his favourites.
With a strong emphasis on research and development, and innovative vineyard techniques ( some of which follow biodynamic principles ), their distinctive approach to winemaking is characterised by a complete absence of oak in all their wines. All grapes are harvested manually and all the wines are unfiltered and gravity pumped , in order to allow the fruit character of each grape variety to be given maximum expression.
This ‘purist’ philosophy may not be to everyone’s liking, but suffice to say that Go Brazil is confident enough to approach Michelin starred restaurants in London – and many others establishments – with Lidio’s fine wines.
All bottles have natural cork closures and are individually numbered.
For more information on these Latin American wines, visit the winery website: www.lidiocarraro.com
How to Buy
Brazilian wine from the Lidio Carraro winery is available to the wholesale trade from our warehouse in London. Please click here for trade enquiries.
Wines from this winery
13 % Abv. 1.3kg / plant. Encruzilhada do Sul. Granitic soil.
( blend of 77% Touriga Nacional and 23% Tannat )
If you are looking for unusual wines, this Brazilian red blend is one to try. It has a deep ruby colour with violet reflections. Floral aromas of violets, geranium and jasmine; intensely aromatic with notes of blackberry, plum and blueberry. Hints too of cassis, chocolate and pepper. Excellent mouth weight, finely balanced with mature tannins, shows good length. No oak used.
Unfortunately this wine is no longer available
NAME: LIDIO CARRARO GRANDE VINDIMA TANNAT 2006
APPEARANCE: Dark ruby with some ageing visible on rim
AROMAS: Concentration of mulberry, dried plum and currant fruit
TASTE: A rich cornucopia of flavours, with coffee, cocoa, tobacco, licorice and balsamic notes all discernible. Very full bodied, with mature tannins. Produced from late harvest, low-yielding vines, and only in the best vintages.
FOOD PAIRING: Intensely flavoured red meats or venison; or drink as a port-like digestif on its own or perhaps with dark chocolate
OVERALL: A unique blockbuster of a wine, one for the connoisseurs?!
£ 26.00 / bottle ( previously £ 30.00 / bottle ) Nb. just a handful of bottles remain
NAME: LIDIO CARRARO GRANDE VINDIMA MERLOT 2005
APPEARANCE: Ruby-red core with ageing visible on rim
AROMAS: Ripe red berry fruit, guava and spice
TASTE: Rich and persistent on the palate, with complex mix of plum, leather, earth, cocoa and a hint of mint. Well balanced, smooth tannins, shows real Old World Merlot character. Produced in tiny quantities, in best vintages only
FOOD PAIRING: Roast beef or lamb, casseroles or mature hard cheeses
OVERALL: A mature fine wine from one of Brazil’s leading boutique wineries
£ 19.00 / bottle ( £ 114.00 / case x 6 ) previously £ 25.00 / bottle