Top 100 white wines of Serra Ga&uacutecha

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

Discovering the wine region of Serra Ga&uacutecha

Serra Gaúcha is a Brazilian wine region in the Southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, where Brazil meets Uruguay. Its name is apt: the landscape here is characterized by low mountain ranges (serras) and populated by gaúchos, the cowboys of the Brazilian Pampas. Small landholdings of just a few hectares are the norm in Serra Gacúha, which makes co-operative winemaking almost a necessity. The cost of buying and maintaining winemaking equipment is considerable, so local vignerons pool their resources and invest in shared, co-operative wineries.

It was through similar collaborative efforts that a group of Serra Gaúcha winemakers successfully campaigned for the creation of Vale do Vinhedos DO, Brazil's first wine appellation. With the infamous Bento Goncalves at the heart, Serra Gaúcha is considered the wine capital region of Brazil and is responsible for 80 percent of the entire country's production of wine. Serra Gaúcha's Terroir is characterized by the region's altitude and latitude, while the local culture is tangibly influenced by the immigrant populations from Germany and Italy. Porto Alegre is the state capital and is, as its name impLies, a harbor town.

It lies at the eastern edge of the Serra Gaúcha winelands, and from there the land rises from sea level to more than 2,500 feet (760m) at Caixas do Sul, the state's second city and local wine capital. The altitude and mountainous topography here are vital to the area's suitability for viticulture, providing cooling temperatures to create a longer growing season and higher acid retention. Soil type of the region is also attributed to the altitude with viticulture predominantly found planted in pockets of volcanic basalt that is high in nutrients. The local cuisine and architecture show significant Italian influences, and Italy is largely to thank for the birth of effective viticulture here in the late 19th Century.

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 white wine of Serra Ga&uacutecha

white wines from the region of Serra Gaúcha go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of reblochon tartiflette, barbecued salmon with spices or light tuna-tomato quiche (without cream).

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Serra Ga&uacutecha

On the nose in the region of Serra Gaúcha often reveals types of flavors of butter, melon or lemon and sometimes also flavors of passion fruit, apples or lime. In the mouth in the region of Serra Gaúcha is a powerful with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Serra Ga&uacutecha

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At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Cruzille

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Top wines in regions and sub-regions of Serra Ga&uacutecha