Brazil’s biggest wine producer, commanding over 30% of the domestic market for still wine. It was originally founded in 1931 by 16 Italian immigrant families. At one time it had as many as 1300 members, but there are now 1100 with an average of 2.6 hectares of vineyards per member. Members get paid 8% more than government established minimums, and must follow an extensive rule book regarding everything from safety and pesticide use to harvest dates and yields. They have their own grape nursery for members, which propagates 30 varieties and three different rootstocks. The co-op also owns 16 hectares of prime vineyards in Pinto Bandeira, the source for some of their top wines.
An intense wine, with a strong and bright colour. Its aromas remind ripe black fruit, spices and the oak hints remind toasted coffee. In the palate, it is a concentrated wine with good length. The ideal is to decant it during 30 minutes before tasting.
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful red ruby color. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate and red fruits. It has an excellent complexity and harmony in the mouth, and is very pleasant.
Elaborated only with Merlot grapes, this is a very typical wine of this grape variety. Fruity with an essential fresh hint, it is soft in mouth and very pleasant.