Top 100 wines of Campanha
Discover the top 100 best wines of Campanha of Campanha as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Campanha and the best vintages to taste in this region.
Campanha is Brazil's most Southerly wine-producing region, located aLong the country's border with Uruguay. While not quite as well known as the neighboring region of Serra Gaúcha, Campanha – sometimes known as Fronteira – is beginning to attract attention for the quality of the wine produced.
Soft, fruit-driven reds and rustic, Full-bodied whites are made in Campanha from Grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and Chardonnay. As a relatively New wine area, viticulture was established in the region in the 1970s.
Production has grown significantly since as winegrowers have looked to more forgiving landscapes in Rio Grande do Sul rather than the mountain slopes of Serra Gaúcho. In 2020, the Indication of Origin of Campanha Gaúcha was granted, covering a grand total of 44,365 square kilometers (17,130 sq mi). It accounts for approximately 30 percent Brazil's wine production, second to Serra Gaúcha. The viticultural zone of Campanha Lies some 290 kilometers (180 mi) southwest of the city of Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul.
Beginning roughly from the city of Bagé, Campanha covers a thin strip of land that stretches along the Uruguayan border for around 338 kilometers (210 mi) to the border with Argentina in the west. In practice, most viticulture is found around the communes of Santana do Livramento in the Center of the region and Pinheiro Machado at the eastern end. The terrain of Campanha consists of low, rolling hills and flatlands known as pampas in this Part of the world. The area has a relatively temperate Climate given its low latitude of 30°S, which it shares with the northern Sahara Desert.
An autochthonous Italian grape variety that has been cultivated for a very long time and is fairly common in the northern part of Italy (Trentino, Alto Adige, etc.). It can also be found in Slovenia, Croatia (Istria, etc.) and the United States (California, etc.), but is virtually unknown in France. Genetic analyses have revealed that it is the niece or nephew of dureza and therefore the aunt or uncle of syrah. It is also said to be related to marzemino, lagrein and refosco dal peduncolo rosso.
The Francs de Pied (Ungrafted Vines) group, which last met two weeks ago at Pasquet’s Liber Pater winery in the Graves, consists of a growing circle of vignerons who work with ungrafted vineyards planted to native varieties. The list includes Francs de Pied president Loïc Pasquet himself, vice-president Egon Müller (Mosel), and secretary Andrea Polidoro of Cupano (Montalcino) and Contrada Contro (Marche); as well as Gocha Chkhaidze of leading Georgian winery, Askaneli; Thibault Liger-Belair (Bur ...
The prestige attached to winning at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) means that being awarded a Bronze medal for some wineries will mean huge celebrations in China, Japan, India, or Thailand. Since the competition began in 2004, I have often reminded judges on my panel about this – whether they are journalists, sommeliers, educators, Masters of Wine or Master Sommeliers. Scroll down for new tasting notes and scores on Jia Bei Lan vintages: from the Chinese wine label that won big at DWWA 20 ...
Of all the columns I’ve written this year, this one should have been the easiest to write: open my tasting notes file, sort by year 2021, sort by score, select the top ten highest scoring wines, copy and paste. Go to the pub. But it’s not that simple. Some wines are technically perfect and undeniably excellent, wines I respect greatly that deserve their high scores – but on a personal level, they leave me a little cold. Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for Matt Walls’ top ...