Miolo Wine Group join Bibendum
We have been working with the Miolo Wine Group for some time now, selling the fantastic wine from Quinta do Seival Castas Portuguesas, so we are thrilled that our Brazilian range is growing rapidly. With 16 new listings from the Miolo Winery, it’s time to learn a little more about one of the key pioneers of Brazilian wine.
The first plantings on the Miolo plots were in 1897, so this is far from a young winery. In the 1970s, they started to plant international grape varieties and then began to sell under their own label in the 90s. Modernising their winery was carried out with the assistance of Mihel Rolland who helped them cut yields and introduce modern techniques in the vineyard and acquire the latest technology in the winery.
Miolo have proven that a focus on crafting wines with old world character and their own Brazilian twist is a recipe for success. Their focus on classic grape varieties unconstrained by complex and outdated quality laws has meant some genuinely ingenious blends and styles. Their commitment to supporting the growth of quality Brazilian wine is unmatched, Miolo are currently the largest exporter of fine Brazilian wines.
While many New World producers in South America rely on irrigation to grow vines in the first place, the areas where Miolo have vineyards can be farmed entirely naturally. The resulting wines therefore reflect the terroir in a truly authentic way.
The new range of wines cover a wide range of grape varieties from Tannat to Pinot Noir and Viognier to the delightful sparkling, Miolo Brut Millesime. The bottles are having a photo-shoot as we speak and will be taking centre-stage on our website shortly. So watch this space. In the meantime, if you want to hot up on Brazil, take a look at our Brazilian flip-flop of facts.