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Casa Valduga Naturelle Tinto, Vales dos Vinhedos, Brazil

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Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc – Pinot Noir is an unusual blend of two aromatic, red wine grape varieties. Cabernet Franc is known as one of the lighter grapes of the Bordeaux blend, in which it is often used to add perfume, spice and floral accents to weightier wines. Pinot Noir is not commonly used in a blend, as it requires a subtle partner so that it can retain its identity. The bright cherry-fruit flavors of Pinot Noir provide an interesting complement to the more herbaceous characteristics of Cabernet Franc.

Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir, better known for their roles in Bordeaux and ...more


Region
  • Serra Gaucha 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 gauchos, the cowboys of the Brazilian Pampas.

    Small landholdings of just a few hectares are the norm in Serra Gaucha, 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 (a practice which has proved very successful in southern France and various parts of Italy). It was through similar collaborative efforts that a group of Serra Gaucha winemakers successfully campaigned for the creation of Vale do Vinhedos DO, Bra ...more

  • Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth-largest in the world. With roughly 205,000 acres (83,000ha) of vineyard, it ranks just behind its near-neighbors Argentina and Chile in terms of acreage under vine. Only a small proportion (about 10%) of these acres are planted with vitis vinifera v...more


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