Natural wines to buy in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. A retailer that is not listed here can sell the wine ; he/she only has to contact the distributor or the importer.

 

French wine values tasted in 2017

red Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit

2014 - USD 14 - pure - barrel, firm

Brazil, Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2016 - USD 15 - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, short, lively - opens up on the second day

Brazil, Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Vieilles vignes

2016 - USD 17 - grapefruit, peach - neither onctuous no stiff, grapefruit, peach, fresh

Brazil, Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

 

French wine values tasted in 2016

pays wine labelred Pays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2015 - USD 12 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

Brazil, Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2015 - USD 13 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

Brazil, Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Magnum

2015 - USD 17 - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh / Beware to only buy magnums : 25% of the 75cl bottles are corked.

Brazil, Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Château-Thébaud

2012 - USD 21 -

Brazil, Vila Velha, Av. Joao Francisco Goncalves, N°100, Cobilandia: Nova Fazendinha Alimentos Fino

 

Price figures are only very rough estimates of the US retail tags, at the date of the tasting.

Wines are selected on personal criteria.

 

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