The Cave Hermann in Serra Gaúcha in Rio Grande do Sul
The Cave Hermann is one of the best wineries to follow in Serra Gaúcha.. It offers 3 wines for sale in of Serra Gaúcha to come and discover on site or to buy online.
Looking for the best Cave Hermann wines in Serra Gaúcha among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Cave Hermann 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 Hermann wines with technical and enological descriptions.
How Cave Hermann wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of kig ha farz (breton stew), rice with tuna and tomato or mushroom, bacon and gruyere quiche.
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.
Planning a wine route in the of Serra Gaúcha? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Cave Hermann.
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