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Monday 30 December 2013

Patricia Covarrubia

A time to celebrate: new GI for Brazilian wine

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The cultural history of Brazil was highlighted by an event where a GI was granted to winemakers in the region of Monte Belo do Sul (Aprobelo). This region is said to be the largest producer of grapes vitis per capita in Latin America (16 tons per capita).

INPI informs that the ceremony took effect on December, 13 at São Francisco de Assis Church and it was joined by “authorities, wine producers and their relatives” -- the organization of the winemakers is mostly family who, many of them, are descendants of migrants. INPI also noted that “the first migrants arrived in the region in 1877, starting a tradition of grapes and wines that strengthened over 136 years. However, the former stood out more than the latter”.

Ms M Nunes, INPI’s representative, observed that “combining innovation and tradition, you are on the path of sustainable development”.

Aprobelo brings together 11 wineries and received an Indicação de Procedência (Indication of Source/Origin).

Source INPI.

Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia Covarrubia