Top 100 red wines of Vale dos Vinhedos

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Vale dos Vinhedos in Serra Ga&uacutecha as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular in Vale dos Vinhedos and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Vale dos Vinhedos

The wine region du Vale dos Vinhedos is located in the region of Serra Gaúcha in Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Milantino or the Domaine Milantino produce mainly wines red, sparkling and white. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Vale dos Vinhedos are Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet-Sauvignon, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Vale dos Vinhedos often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, clove or passion fruit and sometimes also flavors of earthy, melon or grapefruit.

In the mouth of Vale dos Vinhedos is a powerful with a nice freshness. We currently count 68 estates and châteaux in the of Vale dos Vinhedos, producing 503 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Vale dos Vinhedos go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc).

Discover the grape variety: Cabernet franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest red grape varieties in Bordeaux. The Libourne region is its terroir where it develops best. The terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Fronsac allow it to mature and develop its best range of aromas. It is also the majority in many blends. The very famous Château Cheval Blanc, for example, uses 60% Cabernet Franc. The wines produced with Cabernet Franc are medium in colour with fine tannins and subtle aromas of small red fruits and spices. When blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings complexity and a bouquet of aromas to the wine. It produces fruity wines that can be drunk quite quickly, but whose great vintages can be kept for a long time. It is an earlier grape variety than Cabernet Sauvignon, which means that it is planted as far north as the Loire Valley. In Anjou, it is also used to make sweet rosé wines. Cabernet Franc is now used in some twenty countries in Europe and throughout the world.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Vale dos Vinhedos

red wines from the region of Vale dos Vinhedos go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, game (deer, venison) or lamb such as recipes of beef bourguignon for beginners, cassoulet with duck confit or rack of lamb with herbs.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Vale dos Vinhedos

On the nose in the region of Vale dos Vinhedos often reveals types of flavors of cherry, raisin or cinnamon and sometimes also flavors of cocoa, black fruits or clove. In the mouth in the region of Vale dos Vinhedos is a powerful with a lot of tannins present in the mouth.

News from the vineyard of Vale dos Vinhedos

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