Top 100 wines of Rio Grande do Sul

Discover the top 100 best wines of Rio Grande do Sul as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Rio Grande do Sul and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Rio Grande do Sul

Rio Grande do Sul is Brazil's most prolific wine-producing state. It is located in the very South of the country along the Uruguayan and Argentinian borders. The wine regions of Serra Gaucha, Campanha and Vale do Vinhedos can be found in this Part of the country. Soft, light red wines from a range of varieties such as Grape/pinot">Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat are made here.

Rich white wines from Chardonnay and Viognier are also produced. However, it is the fresh, Fruity Sparkling wines made here in the Italian spumante style that have captured the most attention. Today, Rio Grande do Sul is responsible for around 90 percent of Brazilian wine production, although only a small amount of this is quality wine made from Vitis vinifera grape varieties. Vitis labrusca and Hybrid grape varieties such as Isabella and Concord are better suited to the terroir here and still make up the majority of plantings.

The state lies some 650 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of the city of Sao Paulo and 300km (200 miles) North of the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. Rio Grande do Sul (which means "great river of the south") is essentially a continuation of the pampas of Argentina and Uruguay. These are fertile lowlands that consist mainly of low, rolling hills and plains. In the more northern part of the state, the landscapes rise into low mountain ranges that extend northward into the bordering state, Santa Catarina.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Rio Grande do Sul

wines from the region of Rio Grande do Sul go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, game (deer, venison) or pork such as recipes of light beef lasagna, rabbit in white wine (casserole) or pasta carbonara.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Rio Grande do Sul

On the nose in the region of Rio Grande do Sul often reveals types of flavors of toasty, floral or coconut and sometimes also flavors of licorice, blackberry or chard. In the mouth in the region of Rio Grande do Sul is a powerful with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Rio Grande do Sul

Resolution in Valencian wine region border conflict

‘Por fin se ha hecho justicia.’ (Finally, justice has been served) This strongly-worded statement was made by the Denomination of Origin Utiel-Requena in Spain’s Autonomous Region of Valencia as part of a press announcement in July. It refers to a Spanish Supreme Court ruling that was fully ratified at the end of September, closing a decade-long conflict between the region’s three DOs that pitted Valencia against Utiel-Requena and Alicante. The latter two had demanded that grapes fro ...

A panel discussion about the Chablis appellation

This film is the recording of a webinar on Chablis wines organized in December 2020 with four personalities from Hong Kong: Yang LU, Master Sommelier and Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassador, Debra MEIBURG, Master of Wine, Ivy NG, Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassador and Rebecca LEUNG, wine expert. They explain the purity of Chablis wines, discuss the latest vintages, and also talk about food and wine pairings, as well as global warming and the transition to more sustainable practices. #Chablis #P ...