Vale dos Vinhedos is the first recognized and certified Brazilian wine region with Geographical Indication. Vale dos Vinhedos’soil has basalt bedrocks and its classified as sandy clay. The climate is mild subtropical, mesothermal.
The region has good temperature range with an average air temperature of 17.2 º C, which is important to develop and preserve aromatic compounds of wines from Vale dos Vinhedos. These features indicate the region's vocation: finesse and elegance, complexity and organoleptic evolution.
The establishment of Lidio Carraro Vineyards in the region happened after geoclimatic studies and mapping of parcels in the vineyard, in order to select the ideal clones of thevarieties, with which we create our top premium blend named Lidio Carraro Grande Vindima Quorum, which is anassemblage of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Tannat.
Lie of this land is predominantly hilly and has a soil of granitic origin, with poor organic matter and good drainability. It has subtropical climate, with relatively warm and dry summers, sunny days and cold nights, especially during the ripening process –characteristicsthat contributesgreatly to a higher level of polyphenols, which isessentialto develop color, structure and aging potential of wines.
In the microclimate chosen by Lidio Carraro, there is great diversity inthe vineyard plots. Soil studies are conducted to verify adaptation and capability of different clones and varieties. In the first harvest, which happened in 2004, theprospective of producing full-bodied and intense wine showed off.
This potential wasalready noticed in research done in Encruzilhada do Sul in the '80s.+ learn more about the purist concept