Top 100 red wines of Rio Grande do Sul

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Rio Grande do Sul as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red 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: Merlot

Merlot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). 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 to medium sized bunches, and medium sized grapes. Merlot noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Armagnac, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Savoie & Bugey.

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

red wines from the region of Rio Grande do Sul go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, game (deer, venison) or lamb such as recipes of romazava (madagascar), stuffed guinea fowl in the oven or lamb mice confit and melting carrots.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Rio Grande do Sul

On the nose in the region of Rio Grande do Sul often reveals types of flavors of cherry, black olive or cocoa and sometimes also flavors of black fruits, clove or cassis. In the mouth in the region of Rio Grande do Sul is a powerful with a lot of tannins present in the mouth.

News from the vineyard of Rio Grande do Sul

Decanter magazine latest issue: February 2022

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At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Verzé

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