My wine tasting notes for April 2012 are a little different from past months. I spent the majority of the month in Brazil. I tasted many Brazilian wines, not all made the post. In the next few weeks I will have detailed posts of my excursions in Brazil. The unfortunate part, is that most of these wines are not available in the states. I have listed prices in Brazilian Reals, which exchange about 1.8 to the dollar.
If you’d like to learn more about Brazilian Wines
check out the Wines of Brasil Website.
Cordilheira de Sant’ana Gerwurztraminer Reserva Especial Campanha Brazil ’08
Pineapple, fig, baking spice, banana aromas with weight. Alcohol is at 13.5%, a bit higher in comparison to other Brazilian whites. The acidity is not very high, however the flavors linger on the finish.
In comparison to the 2008, the color is a lot lighter. It has aromas of butter, pear and field flowers. The wine is creamy on the palate and does not show a whole lot of oxidized notes you would expect.