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We're proud t import a selection of Vale dos Vinhedos wine Hong Kong. Near the coast of Uruguay, this Brazilian wine region is within the State of Rio Grande do Sul, one of Brazil's only wine regions. Vale dos Vinhedos lies within the Serra Gaúcha, the source of 90% of Brazil's wine. The region has higher altitudes than most of Brazil, which combined with a moderating coastal climate, makes wine-making as successful here as in Chile and Argentina. While the capital of the region is Porto Alegre, and Caixas do Sul is the second largest town, Bento Goncalves is the center of the wine community. A large proportion of the vines planted in The Rio Grande do Sul are actually the Native American vine, Vitis Labrusca, rather than the European Vinifera grafted on American roots as is almost universal. Native American grapes such as Concord and Isabella are still grown in Brazil. While this is not exactly a plus for Brazilian Wine, it does make Brazil and the Val dos Vinhedos unique in the wine world. Immigration to the region came mostly from Germany and Italy, and brought many grapes like Barbera, Trebbiano, and Riesling. Today the area is dominated by French Varietals like Cabernet, Syrah, and Merlot, which is prominent as a mono-varietal wine. Mostly the Vale dos Vinhedos is known for sparkling wine production. The DO (Designation of Origin) is similar to regulation in Italy, Spain, and France. Production in the region is limited to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc, and Tannat for Red, and Chardonnay, Viognier, and Riesling Italico for white and sparkling. Irrigation and mechanical harvesting is prohibited by the DO regulation. The sparkling wines of the regions are done in the Italian style, or Spumante.