Lidio Carraro Quorum
Heavy and earthy on the bouquet, with a roasted quality and aromas of prune and raisin. Comes across wide and soft, with baked, chocolaty, black fruit flavors. Turns sweet but also mildly bitter on a blackened finish.
$66.00 / Bottle $792.00 / Case
SALE $19.99 / Bottle $239.88 / Case
Before the Carraro family arrived in Brazil in 1875, they had been grape growers in the Veneto region of Breganze. Several generations later, the patriarch of the family, Lidio Carraro, is joined by his sons Giovanni and Juliano Carraro in the winery. In this family operation, Giovanni and Juliano oversee the winemaking process while Lidio Carraro still maintains the same vineyards that his family planted so many years ago. Those vineyards are located in two privileged locations in Southern Brazil: Vale dos Vinhedos and Encruzilhada do Sul. Combining respect for the land, sustainability, and modern vinification technology, it produced its first fine wines in 2002.
Lidio Carraro was the first Brazilian winery to be internationally recognized as a top quality boutique winery producing Icon status wines, so much so that it was named the official wine of the 2014 World Cup. Head winemaker, Monica Rossetti, combines her winemaking skills learned from making wine in France and Italy’s Alto Adige region with the Carraro family’s commitment to quality.
The winery is recognized as a pioneer in the country for introducing an integrated sustainable grape production and enological practices. Starting with meticulous clonal study, soil mapping, production balance, use of Thermo Pest Control (TPC) technology, manual harvesting, strict production control from receiving the grapes through gravity to the finished product, Lidio Carraro makes great wines without resorting to the traditional use of wood. Attention to every winemaking detail allows for creating distinct wines, rich in complexity, structure and balance. Today, Lidio Carraro is considered the top producer of boutique wines in Brazil.
Quorum is made from a complex blend of 40% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Tannat, and 15% Cabernet Franc.