Launching for the first time in the UK, Guaspari is a young, multi award-winning winery located on the site of an old coffee plantation in the highlands of São Paulo state.
Despite the vineyard’s high altitude (900-1200m), it is usually too hot and/or wet to harvest during February or March, the months when the harvest would typically occur in the more southerly Serra Gaúcha hills.
However, in order to avoid this scenario, an additional pruning of the vines takes place, thus delaying the harvest until the cooler and drier winter months of July and August, and allowing the grapes to ripen more slowly before reaching maturity.
From November 2019, Go Brazil is delighted to be offering Guaspari’s Vale da Pedra Branco (a Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay/Viognier blend) and their Vale da Pedra Tinto (100% Syrah), both outstanding wines. A second red, the Vista da Serra Syrah, is better still and among the finest wines produced in Brazil. The 2015 vintage was awarded 95 points by Decanter and the 2016 vintage 93 points.