Cave Geisse

Cave Geisse is unique among our suppliers in that its owner, Mario Geisse, is Chilean. Back in 1976 he left his native country, where he had been Master Winemaker at the Casa Silva winery, to manage Moet & Chandon’s Brazilian operations. Then in 1979 he left to set up his own business, which he had always intended would produce sparkling wines. Its wines are popular with people looking for the best South American wines.

After spending several years exploring potential sites for his vineyard, Mario ended up in a wonderfully scenic area known as Pinto Bandeira in the Vinhos de Montanha (‘Wine Mountains’ ), to the south of Bento Gonçalves. The site sits at an average 800m altitude, is well drained and enjoys plenty of sun – in other words, near perfect for small scale fizzy wine production.

Mario Geisse and his son Daniel focus on producing just two, noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This disciplined approach, coupled with a refusal to chase volume production, are characteristic of their quality-driven business.

Another interesting aspect of the company is its employment practices. Rather than hire an individual worker, they employ his or her whole family. Geisse builds a house specifically for each family, at no cost to them, but in return is rewarded with that family’s labour in and around the vineyard.

Geisse’s small scale is reflected in its modest export sales, to date. However, Go Brazil believes it is fortunate to have secured an agreement wth the family for importation rights into the UK and Ireland. Indeed, our confidence in Cave Geisse products seems to be well placed: the USA Wine Enthusiast magazine commented in November 2010 ‘the finest producer of sparkling wines in the region, hands down, is Cave Geisse ‘. It continued: ‘Brut, Natural and Rose Cave Geisse would all score in the 90s on any critic’s score card.’

Latest News August 2011: Wines just arrived!

Go Brazil is delighted to confirm that we are stocking the range-topping Cave Geisse Nature Terroir 2006 and Cave Geisse Brut Rose 2006. In addition we have taken delivery of two sparkling wines from Geisse’s second, ‘Amadeu’-branded line: an attractively priced brut and brut rose methode champenoise from the 2009 vintage. See tasting notes for all wines below.

Visit the winery website: www.cavegeisse.com.br

How to Buy

Trade customers can obtain Brazilan wine by Cave Geisse from our warehouse in London.

A selection of Cave Geisse sparkling wines can be ordered from our partners at South American Wines Online for delivery to Norfolk,Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and to the UK.

Wines from this winery

Geisse Brut Rose Tradicional 2014

NAME: GEISSE BRUT ROSÉ TRADICIONAL 2014 ( TRADITIONAL METHOD/100% PINOT NOIR )

ABV: 12.5 %

APPEARANCE:  Clear, bubble-gum pink colour

AROMAS:  Ripe summer fruits with well developed yeasty and toasty notes

TASTE:  Red berry fruit flavours overlaying more complex and developed brioche ( ‘autolytic’ ) notes from extended lees ageing. Soft on the palate with plenty of fine bubbles, generous mousse and a good long finish

FOOD PAIRING: Best served well chilled as an aperitif but also works with hors d’oeuvres, salads and salmon

OVERALL:  Beautifully presented, traditional method sparkler – would make a lovely present!

£ 21.00 / bottle ( £ 126.00 / case x 6 )


Cave Geisse Extra Brut Tradicional 2011

12.5% Abv.

Traditional Method
50:50 Chardonnay / Pinot Noir blend
30 months lees ageing

Very bright and clear with a fine, persistent bubbles and elegant mousse. Good autolytic character on nose: pronounced biscuit and brioche aromas. Palate is rich: buttery, peachy, toasty. Very dry too, with hint of candied fruit. Very long, finishes with a sherbet spritz.

Ideal for a wedding, this sparkling wine is almost Champagne like – high quality Brazilian bubbly!

Currently out of stock


Geisse Terroir Nature

Cave Geisse Terroir Nature 2009

12.5% Abv.

IWC 2011 Commendation

Methode Champenoise sparkling wine, 68% Chardonnay and 32% Pinot Noir. 36 months maturation on lees.

Bright straw colour with intense, persistent fine bubbles (‘perlage’). White flowers, apricot, apple and yeastiness on the nose. Honeyed and crystalised fruit on the palate. This South American white sparkling wine is full bodied, with a generous mouth fill and long lingering finish.

Currently out of stock


Geisse Brut Rose

Cave Geisse Rose Brut 2009

NAME: GEISSE BRUT ROSÉ TERROIR 2009 ( TRADITIONAL METHOD/100% PINOT NOIR )

ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE:  Clear, bright, onion-skin pink

AROMAS:  Intriguing, complex nose shows soft red fruits, honey, hazelnut, rose petals and dill

TASTE:  Fresh, soft creamy palate reveals strawberry flavours overlaid with biscuity toastiness. Medium bodied, reflecting the short stint in oak enjoyed by wine prior to bottling. Delicate mousse and fine bubbles, with long persistence on finish

FOOD PAIRING:  Probably best enjoyed chilled on its own

OVERALL:  Top the range aged pink fizz, wonderfully subtle flavours, drinks very well!

£ 28.00 / bottle ( £ 168.00 / case x 6 )


Amadeu Brut Rose 2014

NAME: AMADEU BRUT ROSÉ 2014 ( TRADITIONAL METHOD )

ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE:  Clear, bright russet-pink colour

AROMAS:  Ripe strawberries with some toasty brioche notes

TASTE:  Dry to off-dry, light, fresh and with summer berry fruit flavours dominant. Plentiful mousse, fine bubbles and a persistent finish

FOOD PAIRING:  Light starters, grilled fish or fruit salads

OVERALL:  Grown up pink fizz, ideal for weddings and other formal occasions

£ 18.00 / bottle ( £ 108.00 / case x 6 )