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

The winery offers 6 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.9.
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 MDO is one of the best wineries to follow in Serra Gaúcha.. It offers 6 wines for sale in of Serra Ga&uacutecha to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Winery MDO wines

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

The top red wines of Winery MDO

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Winery MDO

How Winery MDO wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of adapted vietnamese fondue, basque piperade or duck sleeves in cider.

The best vintages in the red wines of Winery MDO

  • 2014 With an average score of 4.00/5

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

  • 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.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Winery MDO

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 MDO.

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.

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The word of the wine: Generous

Full-bodied, rich and open wine, in principle with a good alcohol content but without excess (in this case the wine is said to be warm).