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1875 Casa Valduga liquor red wine

10 years of aging, maturation in French oak.

Carrying in the name the year that Famiglia Valduga arrived in Brazil, a launch to make history.

Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine presents remarkable complexity and elegance. Notes of ripe fruits, plum and spices, along with nuances of tobacco and cocoa, form a fine bouquet and great wealth. A wine of great structure, which generously expresses the maximum potential of each variety.
Adequate phenolic maturation and rigorous selection of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes have given rise to this amazing liqueur. After harvest, the grapes were submitted to a natural dehydration, alcoholic fermentation, wine alcohol addition and maturation of 6 years in oak barrels.
In addition to the indicated harmonies can also be enjoyed alone, at the end of a meal.
Perfect with desserts such as tiramissú, chocolates with high concentration of cocoa, dried fruits and blue cheeses.

Casa Valduga Arte Tradicional Brut

Casa Valduga wine esate is one of the pioneers in the utilization of champenoise method in Brazil, the winery is one of the responsible for the international recognition of Brazilian sparkling wines.

At the end of the 19th century, in 1875, the first Italian immigrant of the Valduga family arrived in Brazil. From the city of Rovereto, in northern Italy, they cultivated the first grapevines in the very heart of what is today Vale dos Vinhedos, or the Valley of Vineyards in the South of Brazil.

The main principles of Casa Valduga are synthetized on working as a family and constant innovation. For sure, creativity runs in the veins of the Valduga family, as does determination and the desire to turn dreams into reality.

Before making two bottles of wine, make one, but make it good.” said the patriarch and founder, Luiz Valduga

Investments in technology increased and with it grew the acknowledgment of Casa Valduga as one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Brazil.

We tasted: Casa Valduga Arte Tradicional Brut

This sparkling wine is produced by the Champenoise method with 12 months maturation in underground cellars. It has a composition of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir.

The perlage is fine and lasting. The aroma recall fresh tropical fruit and toasted bread.

This wine has definitely a wide pairing range. Ideal as aperitifs with dish of fish, white meats, pastas and light sauces.

This wine was awarded of Gold Medal at “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles” on 2009.

Paulo Ovidio da Silva


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