The Winery Hector in Serra Ga&uacutecha in Rio Grande do Sul

The winery offers 2 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.1.
It is currently not ranked among the best domains of Rio Grande do Sul.
It is located in Serra Ga&uacutecha in the region of Rio Grande do Sul

The Winery Hector is one of the best wineries to follow in Serra Gaúcha.. It offers 2 wines for sale in of Serra Ga&uacutecha to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Winery Hector wines

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

The top red wines of Winery Hector

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Winery Hector

How Winery Hector wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef such as recipes of beef with dark beer.

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Winery Hector.

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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 other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Winery Hector

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 Winery Hector.

Discover the grape variety: Carmenère

Carménère is a grape variety of Bordeaux origin. It is the result of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet. In France, it occupies only about ten hectares, but it is also grown in Chile, Peru, the Andes, California, Italy and Argentina. The leaves of the carmenere are shiny and revolute. Its berries are round and medium-sized. Carménère is susceptible to grey rot, especially in wet autumn. It can also be exposed to the risk of climatic coulure, which is why it is important to grow it on poor soil and in warm areas. Carménère is associated with an average second ripening period. This variety has only one approved clone, 1059. It can be vinified with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It produces a rich, highly coloured wine, which acquires character when combined with other grape varieties.

News about Winery Hector and wines from the region

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