Lidio Carraro

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:

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

Lidio Carraro Dadivas Chardonnay

Lidio Carraro Dadivas Chardonnay 2011

14% Abv. 2.8kg / plant. Encruzilhada do Sul. Granitic soil.

IWC 2011 Bronze medal winner

Unoaked chardonnay. Straw yellow colour. Intense and elegant aroma of white flowers, with notes of tropical fruits such as pineapple and melon. Involving on the palate with good mouth weight and some minerality, this is a robust wine demonstrating very well balanced acidity and freshness. A long and persistent finish. One of our favourite Brazilian white wines!

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Lidio Carraro Dadivas Rosé 2010

12% Abv. Encruzilhada do Sul

An intriguing blend of four grape varieties: Merlot, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional and Pinot Noir. Russet red with hints of salmon pink. Mature red fruits on nose, strawberry and damson. This dry rosé wine is fresh on palate, well-rounded with hedgerow fruit, a touch of herbs and even honey. Soft textured, low-ish alcohol and very drinkable.

Drink this Brazilian rosé well chilled as an aperitif, or try with sushi or seafood generally. Slim, elegant bottle will impress!

Lidio Carraro Elos Touriga Nacional - Tannat

Lidio Carraro Elos Touriga Nacional / Tannat 2008

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.

Lidio Carraro Grande Vindima Tannat 2006

16% Abv. 100% Tannat

With yield of just 1kg / vine, intense fruit concentration is to be expected – and is present – in this true blockbuster, which is ideal for anyone who enjoys South American red wines. Tannat is a grape which takes time to mature, so harvest doesn’t take place until April. Remains in tank for 14 months prior to bottling.

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Lidio Carraro Dadivas Pinot Noir 2010

12.5 % Abv. 100% Pinot Noir

This Brazilian pinot noir has a fruity yet distinctively earthy nose. Aromatic red fruit, fragrant and with a touch of spice. Juicy and mouth-filling, supple, soft and very moreish. Long finish. No oak used. A lovely Brazilian red to accompany venison, duck or other game meat.

Strongly recommended.

Lidio Carraro Grande Vindima Merlot

Lidio Carraro Grande Vindima Merlot 2005

14% Abv. 1.3kg / plant. Encruzilhada do Sul. Granitic soil

This South American red is blended from four separate parcels of merlot. Once fermented, it remained in tank for more than one year prior to bottling.

Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas, suggesting ripe red fruits, guava and spices. Intense and persistent on the palate, with complex mix of plum, leather, earth, cocoa and a hint of mint. Well balanced, shows typical Merlot characteristics, though no oak involved.

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Lidio Carraro Dadivas Merlot -Cabernet Sauvignon

Lidio Carraro Dadivas Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

13.5% Abv. 2.8kg / plant. Encruzilhada do Sul. Granitic soil.

Lidio Carraro Dadivas Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 ( blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon )

Deep ruby red. Aroma of ripe red fruits, plum, strawberry and mulberry, giving way to spicy notes and a hint of chocolate and leather. Ripe tannins, good freshness and well balanced. Medium bodied, supple and fruity. No oak used.

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Lidio Carraro Agnus Merlot

Lidio Carraro Agnus Merlot 2008

13% Abv. 3kg / plant. Encruzilhada do Sul. Granitic soil

Brilliant ruby red. Distinctive bouquet of fresh red fruits, including strawberry, raspberry and black mulberry, giving way to spices. Good structure, full bodied, supple and fruity with smooth tannins and showing excellent length. Persistent, balanced and velvety on the palate. Ageing potential. No oak used.

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