The Cave Antiga in Serra Ga&uacutecha in Rio Grande do Sul

The winery offers 20 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.7.
It is ranked in the top 93 of the estates of Rio Grande do Sul.
It is located in Serra Ga&uacutecha in the region of Rio Grande do Sul

The Cave Antiga is one of the world's great estates. It offers 20 wines for sale in of Serra Ga&uacutecha to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Cave Antiga wines

Looking for the best Cave Antiga wines in Serra Gaúcha among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Cave Antiga wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Cave Antiga wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top sparkling wines of Cave Antiga

Food and wine pairings with a sparkling wine of Cave Antiga

How Cave Antiga wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of suckling pig leg in the oven, quebec style barbecued salmon or chicken tagine with apricots and almonds.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wines of Cave Antiga

In the mouth the sparkling wine of Cave Antiga. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in the sparkling wines of Cave Antiga

  • 2011 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 2.80/5

The grape varieties most used in the sparkling wines of Cave Antiga.

  • Chardonnay
  • Moscatel

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.

The top red wines of Cave Antiga

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Cave Antiga

How Cave Antiga wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or poultry such as recipes of u stufatu, lamb crumble with oregano and feta cheese or savoyard pizza (cream base).

Organoleptic analysis of red wines of Cave Antiga

On the nose the red wine of Cave Antiga. often reveals types of flavors of earth, oak or black fruit. In the mouth the red wine of Cave Antiga. is a powerful with a lot of tannins present in the mouth.

The best vintages in the red wines of Cave Antiga

  • 2009 With an average score of 4.15/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 3.86/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.60/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.60/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.60/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.51/5

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Cave Antiga.

  • Marselan
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tannat
  • Sangiovese

Discover the grape variety: Tannat

Tannat is a red grape variety from Béarn which belongs to the cotoïdes family. Present in several vineyards of France, it occupies nearly 3,000 ha. Its leaves are reddish with tan patches. Its bunches are either of normal size or larger. Its berries have a thin skin and are rounded. Its foliage has a swarthy appearance. This variety must be pruned long because it is vigorous. It likes sandy and gravelly soils. Tannat is often exposed to leafhoppers and mites. It is also somewhat susceptible to grey rot. It has 11 approved clones, including 474, 717 and 794. Once mature, this variety produces acidic, fruity, tannic, acidic and full-bodied wines. Various aromas emerge, notably tobacco, cinnamon and exotic wood. Tannat is rarely used alone. It is combined with iron-servadou to obtain a fruitier taste or with cabernet sauvignon to be more rounded.

The top white wines of Cave Antiga

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Cave Antiga

How Cave Antiga wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of sweet desserts, pork or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) such as recipes of gaufress and light, pork cheeks confit in cider or parillade of fish and seafood.

The best vintages in the white wines of Cave Antiga

  • 2019 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.40/5

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Cave Antiga.

  • Moscato
  • Chardonnay
  • Schönburger

The word of the wine: Magnum

Bottle with a capacity of 1.5 litres.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Cave Antiga

Planning a wine route in the of Serra Ga&uacutecha? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Cave Antiga.

Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). 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. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

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The word of the wine: Magnum

Bottle with a capacity of 1.5 litres.