The Château Lacave in Serra Ga&uacutecha in Rio Grande do Sul

The winery offers 39 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.4.
It is ranked in the top 417 of the estates of Rio Grande do Sul.
It is located in Serra Ga&uacutecha in the region of Rio Grande do Sul

The Château Lacave is one of the best wineries to follow in Serra Gaúcha.. It offers 39 wines for sale in of Serra Ga&uacutecha to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Château Lacave wines

Looking for the best Château Lacave wines in Serra Gaúcha among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Château Lacave 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 Château Lacave wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top red wines of Château Lacave

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Château Lacave

How Château Lacave wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of enchiladas franchouillards, marinated shoulder of lamb or panga curry.

Organoleptic analysis of red wines of Château Lacave

In the mouth the red wine of Château Lacave. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in the red wines of Château Lacave

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 3.96/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.60/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.50/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.50/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 3.45/5

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Château Lacave.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Tannat
  • Cabernet Franc

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 white wines of Château Lacave

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Château Lacave

How Château Lacave wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or vegetarian such as recipes of tuna and potato croquettes, shrimp curry and coconut (thailand) or quiche without eggs.

The best vintages in the white wines of Château Lacave

  • 2017 With an average score of 3.40/5

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Château Lacave.

  • Moscato
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling

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.

The top sparkling wines of Château Lacave

Food and wine pairings with a sparkling wine of Château Lacave

How Château Lacave wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of spaghetti squash with cream and bacon, peppers stuffed with tuna and parmesan or scallops or scallops express with cognac.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wines of Château Lacave

In the mouth the sparkling wine of Château Lacave. is a with a nice freshness.

The grape varieties most used in the sparkling wines of Château Lacave.

  • Chardonnay
  • Glera (Prosecco)

The word of the wine: Assembly

Blending of several wines to obtain a single batch. Using wines of the same origin, blending is very different from coupage - a mixture of wines from different origins - which has a pejorative connotation.

The top pink wines of Château Lacave

Food and wine pairings with a pink wine of Château Lacave

How Château Lacave wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or mature and hard cheese such as recipes of pasta with tuna and cream, scallops with chorizo sauce or old-fashioned aligot.

The grape varieties most used in the pink wines of Château Lacave.

  • Pinot Gris

Discover the grape variety: Glera

It is said to be of Slovenian origin, where it is cultivated under the name of Prosekar, also known for a long time in Italy under the name of Glera. It should not be confused with prosecco lungo - although there is a family link - and prosecco nostrano, which is none other than Tuscany's malvasia. Note that Vitouska - another Italian grape variety - is the result of a natural intraspecific cross between Tuscan malvasia and Prosecco. Under the name of Glera, it is registered in the Official Catalogue of wine grape varieties list A. It can be found in practically all of the former Yugoslavia, and more surprisingly in Argentina, but is virtually unknown in France.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Château Lacave

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 Château Lacave.

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.

News about Château Lacave and wines from the region

Christie’s 2021 DWWA charity wine auction sets new record

A total of £72,600 was raised from 79 lots at the sixteenth DWWA wine auction hosted by Christie’s on 2 December – beating a record set in 2018. This total excludes Christie’s buyer’s premium. All proceeds will be added to funds raised by Decanter throughout the DWWA this year. Charities supported include The Drinks Trust, WaterAid, Cancer Research UK, Change Please, Decanter Apprenticeships and more. Over the past 12 months, Decanter has donated in excess of £100,000 to these charities. T ...

Geographical denomination: The first step towards the notion of terroir – Focus Mâcon

We created this photomontage, to show you the landscapes and the different characteristics of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation: Wine colors, grape varieties, soil specificities, surface area and production. You’ll become an expert on Mâcon wines! Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneWines/​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vinsdebourgogne/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bivb​​​ Find ...

UK wine trade urges government rethink on duty tax plans

Ministers have said plans to link duty tax more closely to alcohol levels (abv) from February 2023 will create a simpler and fairer system, but UK wine trade leaders have called for a government rethink. The issue is coming to a head as a government-led consultation period nears its 30 January deadline. While plans to abolish the premium tax rate on sparkling wine have been widely welcomed, the new system would see duty increase on some still and fortified wines. This could lead to price rises, ...

The word of the wine: Assembly

Blending of several wines to obtain a single batch. Using wines of the same origin, blending is very different from coupage - a mixture of wines from different origins - which has a pejorative connotation.