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Viña Ventisquero launches exclusive wine for Brazil


Chilean winery creates grape blend exclusively for the Brazilian market.

This Product results from more than a decade of working with the Ventisquero labels in Brazil

The Chilean winery Viña Ventisquero announces the launch of an exclusive label for Brazil: the new Red Blend Reserve. Elaborated especially for the palate of the Brazilian connoisseurs, the wine is a novelty in the category Red Blend, whose consumption has been increasing in the Country.

With different grapes in their composition, the wines of reds mixes bring the expressions of each of their strains harmonized with each other. In the case of the Red Blend Reserve Ventisquero, the “blend” – the blend – resulted in the perfect balance of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Syrah and Petit Verdot grapes. Dark ruby ​​in color, it is fruity and brings touch of spice, well aligned with the palate of the Brazilian who ventures into the world of wines and prefers lighter and less acidic drinks.

Complementing the already famous Ventisquero Reserva line in Brazil, the new Red Blend is a toast to our palate and the defiant spirit of the winery, which is stamped on the label when bringing a human climbing a mountain. Guided by the vanguard in the elaboration of wines, it expanded the limits of the wine map in Chile when elaborating reds and whites in the Atacama Desert. The brand is also recognized for proposing innovative mixes and for venturing into different terroirs experiencing possibilities and contributing to the development of the wine industry in the New World.
“Cantu Importadora and our partnership with Viña Ventisquero celebrate 15 years in 2018. It was from more than a decade of work with the Chilean labels in Brazil that we identified the preferences of Brazilians when choosing a wine. The modern and courageous profile of Cantu and Ventisquero made it possible for us to think about this product and reach the result that we present exclusively to Brazil, “summarizes Peterstu Cantu, director of Cantu, which brings the wines from the Chilean winery to the country.
The new Reserva Red Blend comes from the Maipo Valley, recognized as the site of Chile’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, the launching base grape. The combination of the selected strains – which bring their main characteristics to the wine – widens the range of harmonizations, making the label the perfect company for dishes with chicken, cheese and pasta.

Monteagudo wine estate

Monteagudo wine estate located in state of Santa Catarina in Brazil, is a family business founded in 2004 by doctor Leônidas Ferraz and the grain producer Alceu Muller. A dream was born … to produce quality wines in a unique terroir with soil, temperature and altitude different from those explored in other producing regions of Brazil. It has the advantage of being in the Serra Catarinense and still suffer the influence of the maritime breeze which confers, to the wines, very peculiar characteristics.

The Monte Agudo family started planting the vineyards from seedlings from France. The vineyards originated at the beginning of 2005, January 6th – Magi’s Day. That is why they are used to say that the wines were present from the fertile land of São Joaquim, at 1,280 meters of altitude at Fazenda Morro Agudo, Serra Catarinense.

The strains planted were Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and the result was an expression of the terroir; giving rise to complex and safe wines.

Currently, Monte Agudo has an intense involvement of the Rojas Ferraz family, counting on the daughters of Leônidas, Carolina and Patricia, who have managed to best convey their passion for wines. Monteagudo has recently won the gold medal in the Great Test of Brazil, with their red wine 2011.

We tasted: Sinfonia Brut Rose

This wine has two fermentation, in steel tanks and in autoclave by the charmant method at low temperatures.

In contact with the yeasts for 6 months, aiming for more aromatic complexity and creaminess in the mouth.
The colour is vivid light pink color with fine, intense and persistent perlage. The aroma is fruity with nuances of guava and cherry in syrup, mixed with light notes of toasted bread and yeast. In the mouth this wine has a good volume and intense perlage. Retro soft and persistent taste that brings out a pleasant fruity flavor.

For food pairing this wine is ideal with food finger, sushi and with dessert.

This wine was awarded with gold medal at the “Concours mondial de Bruxelles” 2013


This Rosé wine is made from merlot, harvested in advance and obtained by light pressing controlled by the release of color until obtaining a bright red, with orange tones that give it copper notes.
It was then debranched and fermented with selected ferments at low temperatures in order to preserve the numerous and intense fruity aromas of raspberry, butiá and ripe strawberry mixed with a light background of white roses.
The lively acidity and the lightness of the tannins reveal in the mouth, citrus flavors and aromas that end up emphasizing a pleasant aftertaste of lime.

Ideal for aperitif and fish dish.

Sinuelo winery. Brazilian wine … Italian heart

3a5234f23458ca0889a06a728fc5ca57 Since 1883, the Molon family settled in southern Brazil in the Serra Gaucha coming from the distant city of Arzignano in Veneto, from the very beginning has been dedicated to viticulture and the art of wine. From father to son, the raisin techniques were transmitted, understood and improved.

The search for superior products begins in the vineyards. All varieties grown from Molon brothers imported from Italy, were free of viruses and perfect in their composition. Including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling and Moscato Giallo.

capturefggMoreover, the winery adopts the espalier system in its vineyards, which allows a better insolation of the clusters and results in a high standard of harvested grapes. It favors quality over quantity, which ensures a differentiated end product of excellence.
The Sinuelo winery began its activities in San Marcos in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in 1963 and has 12 hectares of its own vineyards.

The land has a northern front, with the presence of an adequate sunshine in the morning and in the afternoon.

We tasted:

Mistela Moscato giallo

0ba5ad30b23c223dffe7c9be072d1e26This wine comes from Moscato Giallo grapes from Italy and rigorously selected. The Mistela is aged for a long time and therefore has a high natural sugar content of ripe fruit harvested.

It shows a golden glow, the yellow highlights. Its aroma has a strong intensity, reminiscent of flowers, honey, ripe fruit, raisins and toasted something. The palate is equally rich, balanced, very elegant, sweet but fresh at the same time. It has a flavor reminiscent of the caramel is very complex and persistent.

Perfect in accompanying fine desserts with almonds, walnuts and chestnuts. It is a perfect end to the meal, even as a digestive.

Spumante brut metodo champenoise


Made from Chardonnay grapes (85%) and Riesling (15%), this sparkling wine has a light yellow color, intense and bead up, with creamy foam and persistent crown.

The scent reminds toast, jasmine, ripe fruit syrup, and pineapple.
In the mouth it has intense flavor is pleasantly cool, persistent and balanced.

It matches perfectly with white sauce penne, shrimp skewers, seafood, lobster, and grilled salmon.




In Brazil, Italians have been able to be known not only for their contribution to the development of one of the most promising emerging markets in the global economic landscape but also in the territory entrench the culture of knowing how to make good wine.

Bento goncalvesEverything began in 1875 when Italian immigrants settle in the south of Brazil for the first importing a new philosophy in the cultivation of the vineVitis vinifera with the adoption of new cultivation techniques with traditional row and pergola or pylons.

In fact, prior to their arrival there was only a variety of American vines and the wine produced was limited to the typical “Suave” wine with a sweet tatse and a lack of  structure. In short, a true cultivation that it focused on the quality did not exist also because protectionism persisted for years. It prohibited the importation of wine from other countries and then to establish a  competitive benchmark in terms of quality. A good taste was almost unthinkable.

Settlement in Rio Grande do Sul

Italians settled in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and they  were able to make of  winemaking  a successfulwine entrepreneurial activity. These italians are mostly natives of the Northeast as the Venetians families like the Miolo, the Carraro with the brand “Lidio Carraro“, or the Boscato and the winemakers Casa Valduga originating from Rovereto in Trentino.

The Miolos originating fro;  Piombino Dese in the province of Treviso, arrived on Brazilian soil at the end of the nineteenth century and by the will of the patriarch Giovanni, they  decided to purchase immediately a small plot in the city of Bento Goncalves, soon becoming the wine capital of Brazil.

Today, the  Miolo Wine Group with 40% of the market for quality wines in Brazil and 15% of production of sparkling and demi-sec sparkling wine is considered as the first winery in the country. The company that makes of internationalisation a key to its revival, produces 12 million liters of wine for about a thousand acres scattered throughout Brazil and also in the famous Vale do Sao Francisco at Bahia, the only place in the world where you can get 2 crops per year.

With the start of the first imports from Argentina, Chile, France before  the 70s and then finally in the 90s the few Brazilian producers to remain in the market had to review the methods of production focusing on quality and starting to grow international varieties , Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, Chardonnay, Riesling Italico, Pinot Noir and many others.

The first quality wines produced in Brazil are derived mostly from Merlot and in Brazil has all its features. A harmony of aromas and flavors that we unexpect: black cherry, currant, cedar, mint green olives but also tobacco, tea leaves short, elegance and style are not lacking.

 Henry BORZI