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Rio Bravo, “Espumante” from Brazil

quemsomos_img_2We are in in Serra Gaucha in the south of Brazil a region renowned for its excellent wines and natural beauty.

The history of the Mioranza Winery begins in 1964, when the Italian family Mioranza begins with the cultivation of vines in the town Flores da Cunha town.

Achieving excellence in winemaking was the focus of Vinícola Mioranza not only having the best grapes, climate and soil but also relying on the tradition of its ancestors combined with modern processes and equipment for the perfect winemaking.

Over the years, Mioranza underwent several stages of improvement. The grape production is almost entirely in its own vineyards.

Investment in advanced technology, which includes equipment used in cultivation, modern analysis techniques and product storage, is also a factor that adds even more quality. In each bottle of wine there is a bit of its history, making all the wines have their characteristic so unique and striking.

In a region with excellent climate, soil and grapes, could only be born special wines.

produto_8625874We tasted Rio Bravo brand dedicated to sparkling wines.

Rio Bravo is the brand that characterizes sparkling wines that mixes the elegance of the best sparkling wines in the world with the lightness and relaxation of the Brazilian way of life.

Elaboration from fine grapes by the Charmat method, where the fermentation occurs in autoclaves with temperature and pressure control.


Rio Bravo Brut

This sparkling wine is made with a mixture of fine grapes Chardonnay, Riesling Italic and Pinot Noir, which give floral and fruit aromas, structure and body.

It Is straw yellow coloration with greenish reflections, clear visual appearance. The nose is fruity with scents of pineapple, green apple and pear. In the mouth is soft and with good freshness. It has balanced acidity and a surprising aftertaste.

Perfect with red meat or with cakes..produto_1486775


Rio Bravo Moscatel

This “Espumante” is made by a mixture of fine grapes Moscato, Giallo and Alexandria, which give floral and fruit aromas, structure and body to the sparkling wine. It appears very straw yellow with scent of fruits such as peach, vanilla, flowers and spices. It is very fresh in the mouth. Perfect with fish, shellfish and white meat.

Rio Bravo Demi-sec

produto_1941156The Demi-Sec basically is a mixture of grapes Chardonnay, Riesling Itálico and Pinot Noir.

The aroma is composed of fruits like apricot, prune and candied fruits.

It is fresh and soft with balanced acidity and pleasant aftertaste. Ideal with spaghetti  and grilled chicken.


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.