Basso Vinhos e Espumantes, Serra Gaucha, Brazil

 

Located in the Serra Gaucha, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, near to the town of Farroupilha - famous for its sparkling Moscatel.  The Basso family came from Italy in the late 1800s and established the current facility in 1940.  This is an excellent clean, modern winery with state of the art wine making facilities.  As well as making sparkling wines they have excellent table wines; the competitively priced Virtus range, now available UK, and a premium range under the Monte Paschoal label which is available ex cellars.  See the winery's own website

http://www.vinicolabasso.com.br/mp/indexingl.html

 

Virtus Moscato
lovely fresh & aromatic

Virtus Chardonnay
smart, clean ripe

Virtus Merlot
varietally typical. Red & black fruits

Virtus Tannat
supple tannins (more supple than you expect on Tannat!)

 

.......... all the Virtus range is available  UK, and in screwcap.

 

Premium table wines

Monte Paschoal Cabernet Sauvignon

Monte Paschoal Merlot

Monte Paschoal Pinot Noir

 

Sparkling wines 

all under the Monte Paschoal brand.......

Moscatel, Moscatel rosé, Prosecco, Brut, Brut rosé, and demi sec.

 

For a great map of Brazil's wine regions click here