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

The winery offers 12 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.7.
It is ranked in the top 227 of the estates of Rio Grande do Sul.
It is located in Serra Ga&uacutecha in the region of Rio Grande do Sul

The Winery Helios is one of the best wineries to follow in Serra Gaúcha.. It offers 12 wines for sale in of Serra Ga&uacutecha to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Winery Helios wines

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

The top red wines of Winery Helios

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Winery Helios

How Winery Helios wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of beef shank coq au vin style, lamb tagine with peppers and artichoke bottoms or wild boar ragout with kriek.

Organoleptic analysis of red wines of Winery Helios

On the nose the red wine of Winery Helios. often reveals types of flavors of oak, black fruit. In the mouth the red wine of Winery Helios. is a powerful.

The best vintages in the red wines of Winery Helios

  • 2010 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 3.70/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.61/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.60/5

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

  • Merlot
  • Tannat
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Pinot Noir
  • Carménère

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 Winery Helios

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Winery Helios

How Winery Helios wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or vegetarian such as recipes of fresh salmon risotto, samoussa 3 reunionese cheeses or light tuna-tomato quiche (without cream).

The best vintages in the white wines of Winery Helios

  • 2014 With an average score of 3.70/5

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Winery Helios.

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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 sparkling wines of Winery Helios

Food and wine pairings with a sparkling wine of Winery Helios

How Winery Helios wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of cassoulet, tuna provencal style or brasucade of mussels from languedoc.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wines of Winery Helios

In the mouth the sparkling wine of Winery Helios. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The grape varieties most used in the sparkling wines of Winery Helios.

  • Chardonnay

The word of the wine: Brilliant

Said of a very limpid robe whose reflections shine strongly in the light.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Winery Helios

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 Helios.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). 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. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

News about Winery Helios 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 ...

Angélus withdraws from the next St-Emilion classification

Bordeaux’s Château Angélus has withdrawn its candidacy from the next St-Emilion classification, the producer announced today via a press release sent to Decanter. The withdrawal follows that of Château Cheval Blanc and Château Ausone who announced the news in July 2021.  Currently only Château Pavie remains a Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’ estate out of the original four having been promoted, alongside Château Angélus, in the 2012 ranking. Angélus said that, while the classification had long been ...

Investment start-up Vint offers shares in Napa 2018 ‘collection’

Vint said yesterday (17 November) that it has launched a $142,000 collection of Napa Valley 2018 wines, offering a ‘$50-a-share buy-in’ for prospective investors. It’s the latest offering from the US-based start-up, which specialises in offering US Securities & Exchange Commission-qualified (SEC) shares in collections of leading wine names. Vint said the Napa collection includes Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and Kapscandy’s Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, amo ...

The word of the wine: Brilliant

Said of a very limpid robe whose reflections shine strongly in the light.