About This Wine
Like so many vintners in South America, the Carraro family’s roots are in Italy.
But unlike many Italian immigrants, the Carracos did not settle in Argentina or Chile. In 1875, they established roots in Brazil. Several generations later, patriarch Lidio Carraro founded a winery and was joined by his sons, Giovanni and Juliano.
In this family operation, Giovanni and Juliano now oversee the winemaking process, while Lidio maintains the same vineyards that his family planted so many years ago. Lidio Carraro was the first Brazilian winery to be internationally recognized as a top-quality boutique winery, and was named the official wine of the 2014 World Cup.
Head winemaker Monica Rossetti combines skills learned from making wine in France and Italy’s Alto Adige region with the Carraro family’s commitment to quality. The “Agnus” label represents the lamb, a symbol of purity, joy, and passion — born from the winery's purist philosophy and a tribute to the Brazilian terroir.
Similar to Cabernet Sauvignon but with less tannin and fruit. Delivers earlier maturing wines. Often blended with Cabernet; on its own may soften with age, though fruit flavors may fade.
- Grape Composition:100% Merlot
- Grape Source:Serra do Sudeste, Brazil
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Raspberry, Cherry, Cardamom and Leather
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks for 12 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2020
- Food Pairing Suggestion:feijoada (Brazilian black bean stew).
14 recipes match for this wine.
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipePortuguese Style Roasted Pork Rare is the recipe that matches equally well with red wines and white wines. This is such a recipe. We came across it while doing research on the wines that will be included in an upcoming club shipment from The World of Wines -featuring the wines of Portugal. The recipe makes 6 servings. And if you'd like to learn more about The World of Wine, click on the Get The RecipeCabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe